We are looking for a motivated and dynamic leader who can develop the mission at these two Southport churches. This new role has been created to work alongside the Team Rector of the North Meols Team to help shape future ministry in the area.
Focusing on Emmanuel but offering strong support to the SSM at St John's we are looking for a priest who can develop the gifts of the churches, be imaginative over mission possibilities and reach out to schools and the wider community.
We have a modern, purpose built four bedroomed home available.
Closing Date: 29th March 2019
Interviews: 11th April 2019
The two churches are embarking on a new venture full of exciting possibilities as they seek to build on a good foundation of faithful, prayerful service.
Emmanuel church in north Southport is in the central Anglican tradition with a thriving scout and guide group attached with family and messy church services designed to reach out to younger people. The church has a desire to rekindle some of our older fellowship groups. The church is well known in the parish, frequently used for weddings, funerals and baptisms and has a large hall for community use.
St John’s is a more liberal catholic church supported by a self-supporting curate and Lay Reader. The church has a range of services including messy church and family communion. Its community room is well used and the church has a thriving Brownie and Girl Guide unit. The church has excellent ecumenical links and strong links with the local CofE school.
Both churches are in the seaside town of Southport. Southport is a diverse community with all the attractions and challenges you would expect in a resort town. Southport is a great base for access to Liverpool, Manchester, the North West, Wales and beyond.
The church is looking for a priest who will:
Our ideal candidate will have:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. When Bishop Paul was installed he adopted our growth agenda refreshing it by saying ‘we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world’
This is how we express our mission.
We think we will achieve this mission if we have
100 new congregations
1,000 new leaders
to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to