- Do you have an enthusiasm for mission-focused rural ministry?
- Do you want to see the church making a real difference in an area of distinct social need?
- Do you have a heart for the nurturing of lay vocations and proven skills in Adult Education?
- Are you a comfortable with both traditional and more informal worship?
- Are you a good at communicating with all ages and backgrounds?
- Are you an encourager?
If so, would you consider becoming the incumbent of two distinct communities that lie on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border and combining this with the (one day a week) newly created role of Deanery Lay Training Officer?
This post would suit a priest who wants to embed themselves in a very ‘real’ parish but who, might be looking in the future, to develop a role as a lay training adviser or vocations officer.
For further information or an informal conversation about this post please contact:
The Ven Justine Allain Chapman (Archdeacon of Boston) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel - 01522 504039
or Rev’d Rosamund Seal (Rural Dean of Elloe East) – email@example.com
Tel – 01406 424989
We invite applications from priests with an enthusiasm for rural ministry, who want to see the church making a real difference in an area of distinct social need, and who have a heart for the nurturing of lay vocations and proven skills in Adult Education.
We are looking for a person of prayer who will:
- Inspire us to be servants of God in our communities
- Communicate well with people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Make themselves known in the community.
- Lead, enable and encourage us to develop a vision for our future.
- Encourage people to be actively involved in church life.
- Discern and develop the gifts of our lay people for active roles in the life of our churches.
- Value the diversity in our congregations .
- Respond to the particular needs of our communities and understand the different needs of the two parishes.
- Enjoy working with disadvantaged communities.
- Enjoy a variety of worship - traditional, modern and informal.
- Have good organisational and IT skills
And, who, as our Deanery Lay Training Officer has:
- An enthusiasm for identifying, supporting and encouraging lay people in their ministry.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
What we can offer
- A warm and friendly welcome.
- A willing bunch of lay people who enthusiastically organise regular activities and events.
- Congregations who value tradition and a regular Eucharist but are open to new initiatives.
- Many gifts which need to be encouraged and developed.
- Church buildings which are open every day.
- Healthy church finances and a willingness to pay our parish share in full.
- A willingness to ‘soldier on’.
- An understanding of the need to consider new initiatives.
- Full administrative support at a deanery level.
Please follow the links below to find out more about us
The Lincoln Diocese
Closing Date: 17th May 2019
Parish Visit: Monday 17th June 2019
Interview: Edward King House, Lincoln, Tuesday 18th June 2019