CMD Adviser of Colchester Area This is a full-time role working with clergy and licenced lay ministers in the Colchester Episcopal Area and in leadership development for ministers and teams across the diocese. You will need to be called to develop ministry for mission and have educational and organisational change experience. More information on this vacancy can be found here. To download an application form please click here. For more information please contact Sue Denham at email@example.com. Priest in charge of St Clement, Leigh This active, forward-looking town centre church, in the catholic tradition, is looking for a priest who is a strong, confident leader Leigh on Sea is seen by many as a desirable place to live. It has views of the Thames Estuary from many vantage points, good local shops (including two independent bakers, two fishmongers and a butcher) and numerous coffee shops, café bars and restaurants. The Old Town in Leigh by the harbour, with its cockle boats and cockle sheds selling fresh fish, is a popular tourist attraction, to say nothing of its pubs and eating houses. There are two sailing clubs, and in the summer many boats set sail and enjoy cruising or racing accordingly. Two Tree Island, close to Leigh-on-Sea Station, is a recognised wild life area managed by the Essex Wild Life Trust. Leigh-on-Sea station, with a 40 to 50 minute service to London Fenchurch Street station, is at the west end of Old Leigh and particularly convenient for the City, with subsequent tube links to central London. Southend Airport is five miles away and with its recent expansion it is possible to travel to a wide range of popular locations well beyond Leigh. Leigh can be seen as a cosmopolitan town, with a diversity of people from a variety of backgrounds and of all ages; it is noticeable how many younger families settle in Leigh. Our new priest should be a person of God and a person of prayer, who can encourage us to be caring and outward looking; maintaining our Catholic tradition yet be capable of adapting to the 21st century, leading a unified church with everyone pulling together The parish is looking for a priest who will… Build on the experience of the evangelist team and reach out to more people. Help develop an enhanced sense of being a church community. Deepen the prayer and spirituality of church members, Encourage discernment of the gifts of God’s people, and stimulate them to develop their ministry. Engage in a review of administration and the use of the Pastoral Centre Develop resources to focus on young people Interviews will be held on 5 July, 2013 An application form can be obtained from Mrs Amanda Robinson (P.A. to the Bishop of Bradwell) Bishop's House, Orsett Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS17 8NS (01375 673806), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Canon Martin Wood, Mission and Ministry Adviser in the Bradwell Episcopal Area, would be happy to have an informal conversation about this vacancy. He can be contacted at 01268 552219 or by email to email@example.com Appointment subject to a satisfactory DBS and an identity check for the UK Border Agency. The Chelmsford File sets out the latest agreed policies and procedures for ministry in Chelmsford Diocese whilst taking carefully into account any recent changes in Church law and the expectations of the law of the land. Priest-in-Charge of Tiptree (Thurstable and Winstree) Priest-in-Charge (soon to become Team Vicar) for the Tiptree (Thurstable and Winstree) Team Ministry. The Bishop of Colchester together with the Patrons and Team Rector Designate seeks a new Priest-in-Charge (soon to become Team Vicar) for the Tiptree (Thurstable and Winstree) Team Ministry The benefice is situated in pleasant countryside and within easy reach of the coast. There are good road links to the nearby town of Colchester and to Chelmsford and Ipswich and convenient rail links to London and Norwich. There are excellent primary schools in the benefice and good senior schools nearby. The new Team Vicar will have responsibility for the parishes of Easthorpe, Copford, Layer de la Haye, Layer Breton with Birch and Layer Marney with a combined electoral roll of 211. The new Team Vicar will: • be an effective team player • enjoy being a pastor in village communities • take an active interest in local schools • help our Churches to grow • have good organisational skills and a sense of humour • understand rural ministry whilst engaging with the Diocese strategy of Transforming Presence. (http://www.transformingpresence.org.uk) The benefice offers: • a supportive ministry team • enthusiastic lay people • beautiful churches • excellent schools • a friendly welcome and a lovely area in which to live There is an attractive Vicarage in Layer de la Haye Post subject to enhanced CRB disclosure. Applications to be received by Friday the 10th of May Visits and interviews will be held for short-listed candidates on Thursday the 6th of June. A parish profile and application form can be obtained from: The Bishop of Colchester’s Secretary, 1 Fitzwalter Road, Lexden, Colchester CO3 3SS - Tel. 01206 576648 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Priest in Charge of St Stephens Church, Tye Green Harlow This is an exciting opportunity for a priest to lead a very spiritual urban congregation in the growing and developing mission deanery of Harlow. Lead Vicar for St Stephens Tye Green – In the South Harlow Covenant. The vision that the church has is being a distinctive presence, nurturing faith and developing gifts. For further details please contact Archdeacon of Harlow, Glebe House, Church Lane, Sheering, Essex CM22 7NR or email: email@example.com Team Vicar of Colne Engaine, Earls Colne, and White Colne The Bishop of Colchester with the Team Rector of the Halstead Area Team Ministry seeks a new Team Vicar to have special responsibility for the three Colne parishes (combined population around 5000 and combined electoral rolls 153) set in the attractive countryside of North Essex with good rail links nearby to Norwich and London. Team Vicar Post in the Rolling Green Hills of North Essex The Bishop of Colchester with the Team Rector of the Halstead Area Team Ministry seeks a new Team Vicar to have special responsibility for the three Colne parishes (combined population around 5000 and combined electoral rolls 153) set in the attractive countryside of North Essex with good rail links nearby to Norwich and London. There is a modern four bedroomed rectory in Earls Colne. The new Team Vicar will • Be a pastor to each village community • Show commitment to work in local schools and with young people • Lead the churches in growth • Become a team leader and team player in a large and growing team • Engage with the Diocesan Strategy of Transforming Presence (www.transformingpresence.org.uk) Applications Applications for the Colne Team Vicar post to be received by Friday 10th May. (Interviews on Monday the 3rd of June) Parish profile and application forms can be obtained from: The Bishop of Colchester’s Secretary, 1 Fitzwalter Road, Lexden, Colchester CO3 3SS Tel. 01206 576648 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Posts subject to enhanced CRB disclosure Priest in Charge of North Weald St Andrew & Harlow St Mary Magdalene We are seeking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge for these newly combined adjacent parishes with their mix of urban and rural communities. Both our congregations are of the Anglo-Catholic tradition. This exciting opportunity includes work with a VA Primary School and much lay involvement and social activity. We are looking for someone who will provide leadership in mission and loving care across the congregations and parishes. We are close to the M11 to the eastern side of Harlow and with easy transport links to London and the M25. The PCCs have recently re-affirmed Resolution A,B & C and are under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough. Parish profiles and application form available from: Jo Bluck, Barking Lodge Verulam Avenue, London E17 8ES email@example.com Closing date for applications: 3rd May 2013 Interviews: 6th June 2013 Appointment subject to a satisfactory enhanced CRB disclosure House for Duty Priest of St Mary and All Saints Lambourne with Holy Trinity Abridge and St Mary the Virgin Stapleford Abbotts These are two attractive rural parishes [c. 3,000 pop.] close to M25 / M11 & within easy reach of London. [Duties are Sundays plus two days per week]. These are two attractive rural parishes [c. 3,000 pop.] close to M25 / M11 & within easy reach of London. [Duties are Sundays plus two days per week]. We are seeking a Priest to work with us who is: A good communicator - friendly, open and inclusive A good leader with the ability to encourage others to grow in faith and in their own ministries Able to relate well to school children, young people and their parents Willing to work with ecumenical colleagues on a Youth and Community Project Pastorally aware and with the skill to encourage and enable others to provide pastoral care Parish profile and application form available from: The Archdeacon of Harlow, Glebe House, Church Lane, Sheering, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM22 7NR firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications: TBC Interviews: TBC Appointment subject to a satisfactory enhanced CRB disclosure Team Vicar (Designate) of North Woolwich St John w Silvertown A full time position looking for a priest to pastor and grow the congregation at St. John's. Team Vicar (Designate) to be responsible for North Woolwich St John w Silvertown. A full time position looking for a priest to pastor and grow the congregation at St. John's and help it to engage with and reach out to its local community in this rapidly changing area. Also, a priest committed to joining a new Rector and colleagues' of the soon to be expanded East Ham Team with the benefits and obligations this will bring. Parish profile and application form available from: Debbie Kelly Secretary to Archdeacon of West Ham 020 8989 8557 or email@example.com Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2012 Interviews 7th November 2012. Associate Priest (house-for-duty) of Mayland, Essex The associate priest will minister collaboratively, on a house-for-duty basis, with a priest in charge; who is also incumbent of the five Crouch Valley parishes Mayland is a thriving and still expanding village on the south bank of the River Blackwater. Despite the lack of a direct rail link into London, it provides a home for commuters as well as the older, long-term residents who built the community institutions during the previous half-century and are now retired and younger residents with school-age children, particularly at the local pre- and primary schools. At present Mayland Church is firmly in “Pastoral Mode” and a mission plan has not yet been developed. Priorities during the vacancy have been to keep the show on the road. The congregation is warm, welcoming and willing to work with clergy. Given the present profile of the regular congregation, growth, in numbers, in faith and in variety of people is an important, God-given goal. The Crouch Valley Parishes are loosely-grouped and so called because most have a boundary along the north bank of the River Crouch. Various groupings over many decades have left the local parishes with historical as well as current links; the current group consists of two benefices – Cold Norton and Stow Maries, and Althorne with Latchingdon and North Fambridge. All five parishes are rural or semi-rural, with relatively small populations and congregations. The current Rector has been in post for seven years and is Rural Dean The Rector of the Crouch Valley parishes will become priest in charge of Mayland once the post of associate priest is filled.. The Associate Priest will then minister collaboratively with the priest in charge across all six parishes; with the associate priest living in Mayland Mayland has a vision to Be visible, get to know people and help to strengthen Church and community links. Help the Church to reach young families Enable long-term residents and new arrivals alike to work together Revive accessible worship for people of different ages, experience and stages of faith in a growing village where many people settle for the long term. The office holder will be fully involved with the deanery as it works with the diocesan strategy paper "Reimagining Ministry" and with the priorities set out in "Transforming Presence" Interviews will be held on September 5, 2013 An application form can be obtained from Mrs Amanda Robinson (P.A. to the Bishop of Bradwell) firstname.lastname@example.org Bishop's House, Orsett Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS17 8NS Canon Martin Wood, Mission and Ministry Adviser in the Bradwell Episcopal Area, would be happy to have an informal conversation about this vacancy email@example.com 01268 552219 Appointment subject to a satisfactory DBS and an identity check for the UK Border Agency The Chelmsford File sets out the latest agreed policies and procedures for ministry in Chelmsford Diocese whilst taking carefully into account any recent changes in Church law and the expectations of the law of the land.