The Benefice of Atherton & Hindsford with Howe Bridge – St. John the Baptist Atherton, St. Philip Atherton, St. George Atherton and St. Michael & All Angels Howe Bridge - is busy and serves communities which still instinctively look to the church for spiritual and pastoral care. Though there is much traditional ministry here, with lots of occasional offices and special services, the congregations are looking to deepen their own discipleship as well as building on the current high level of involvement in the communities.
The parishes have a modern catholic tradition. As schools work is a vital and vibrant element of the benefice’s ministry and outreach we are want to appoint someone with experience of children’s and young persons’ ministry.
Closing date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 4 June 2019
Further information available from the Archdeacon of Salford
Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0161 828 1423
DBS enhanced disclosure is required
We are seeking someone who has a passion for reaching out to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and who is eager to encourage lay members to grow and take on leadership roles
We will be appointing a Team Vicar who will be principal Minister for one or more of the congregations across the benefice; we seek a prayerful, pastoral, sensitive and sociable priest who can bring energy and imagination to the role and who can establish a good working relationship with the Team Rector.
The most important qualities are:
To have experience in:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
We can offer the new Team Vicar:
The United Benefice of Atherton and Hindsford with Howe Bridge is a great place to be. Maybe God is calling you to share in the ministry of this place; only through prayer and exploration will you know.
Where are Atherton, Hindsford and Howe Bridge? We are located in the North West of Manchester in the Deanery of Leigh. Only 12 miles from the city centre, served by both railway and a guided bus route, and are well placed to the
motorway network. In addition, the towns of Bolton, Wigan and Leigh are close by.
The community of Atherton, Hindsford and Howe Bridge was originally built upon the manufacture of nails, nuts and bolts, followed by the highly successful industries of mining and cotton. Although these are now long gone, two mills remain having been taken over for retail and social/leisure activities. Historically it is a family orientated Lancashire town with a mix of professionals, skilled tradespeople, semi and unskilled. Since there is little in the way of industry or large employers, many people commute to Manchester or local towns.