Rector - Wavertree Holy Trinity

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We are looking for a prayerful and creative leader to work with the congregation and PCC to communicate and further develop a clear vision for this parish’s future.

Holy Trinity is an historic suburban parish church yet close to the very heart of this dynamic city. One of a group of three churches, Holy Trinity is an inclusive, eclectic church that provides a welcoming place for the local community. It appreciates the diversity of worship and the main service is Eucharistic with music led by a robed choir and organ, occasionally supplemented by the music group. It is currently delighted at seeing more families joining our established congregation.

The church’s outreach currently includes strong connections established by clergy and congregation with 3 local schools in addition to the C of E Primary School through governance and leading assemblies. This is supported by a family led worship initiative held fortnightly in the church Hall.

Closing: 28th April 2019
Interviews: 10th June 2019

The church building was constructed in 1794 and Holy Trinity has served the local community as it has grown from small village to suburb of Liverpool. The parish of around 8,500 has a strong family feel with generations in the area. Student accommodation is being built close by, but in neighbouring parishes. The parish contains six schools: the Blue Coat School and the Royal School for the Blind, where the clergy have historically held chaplaincies, two primary schools, one of which is a C of E school and two Jewish Schools.

The church congregation reflects the diverse mix of the local community. They are debt free, pay their parish share in full and offer buildings in good condition. They have worked on a vision which has laid good foundations and is now ready to refresh. They are supported by a paid part time Youth and Families Worker and Parish Secretary/Administrator.

Holy Trinity is part of a group of three churches that includes St Mary’s, and the united benefice of St Bridget and St Thomas. The Rector will be expected to play a full role within the group.

The PCC and congregation would like to reach out to more young people and teenagers increasing their work with young people and they want to build further links with the community.

The church is looking for a priest who will:

  • uphold and develop the choral Eucharistic tradition of Holy Trinity
  • be willing to share their faith through prayer, conversation and worship
  • encourage, develop and communicate a clear vision for the future
  • be a team player.
  • implement a communications strategy for the church.
  • enjoy the strong links with local schools
  • play an active role with the group and deanery
  • investigate not only growth of the involvement of children and young people, but also other sections of society such as the elderly.
  • introduce Bishop Paul’s Rule of Life to the parish

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • strong leadership skills
  • enthusiasm, passion and energy.
  • a God centred, spirit filled approach which s/he will be eager to share with church members
  • a delight in well planned worship
  • humility, humour and self-awareness

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
10,000 disciples

to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to

  • Sign up to the Bishop of Liverpool’s rule of life which will encourage and support us to Read, Learn, Pray, Give, Serve, Tell
  • bring 1 friend into the regular worshipping and serving life of the church (bring one friend)
  • do 10 acts of service or find 10 new points of connection beyond the walls of the church (do ten things)“