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Vicar (Half-time) Wrightington w Heskin St James the Great


One church attractively situated between two villages, serving 1,600 people in total; close to the M6 between Wigan and Leyland in west Lancashire; 

We are open to change and new ideas and look forward to working with and supporting a new incumbent who shares our vision. We are looking for a Vicar who will help us to make the most of the opportunities presented by the Diocese’s Vision 2026.

  •  Well attended services with good mix of young and old
  •  Well attended Sunday School with enthusiastic leaders
  •  Strong links with Church Aided Primary School
  •  A friendly and welcoming church family
  •  Variety of organisations for all age groups
  •  Active social and fundraising group who organise events on a regular basis   to maintain our Church and Church Hall and are great cake bakers
  •  Supportive and active PCC ready who are willing to welcome a forward   thinking new incumbent

Main Responsibility

  • Two Sunday services – 9am HC (BCP) and 10.30am Parish Communion with Sunday School, or Family Service
  • Wednesday evening Holy Communion
  • Involvement with church primary school, including opportunity to teach RE lessons
  • Play and Praise Toddler group on Wednesday mornings
  • Occasional offices – 11 baptisms, 2 weddings, 17 funerals (2017)

The Ideal Candidate

  •  A person who can hold and inspire all sections of the congregation.   Someone who can maintain our central churchmanship, whilst developing   and encouraging the young people and involving them in choices of special services which embrace a more modern culture
  •  A priest who will proclaim the Good News and offer a mixed economy of   worship to give God glory, and encourage and develop opportunities for   both young and old to grow in the knowledge of God in this place of beauty   and peace
  • A leader who is able to discern, encourage and enable gifts and strengths in others

About Us

For an informal conversation please contact the Revd Grant Ashton, Assistant Area Dean on 01257 262102 or email: euxtonvicar@gmail.com

For more information click here

Closing date: 6th July 2018

Interview date: 2nd August 2018

An enhanced DBS check will be required

To learn more about the requirements for your application to this open post, please click here


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