Priest in Charge, House for Duty or Half Time Stipendiary, St Peter ad Vincula, Roydon The attractive rural Parish of Roydon, located on the Essex/Herts border, is seeking a Priest in Charge or Half Time Stipendiary. House for Duty (with house) two days and a Sunday. Or Half Time Stipendiary (without house) three days and a Sunday. The Parish of Roydon is approximately 30 minutes from central London and St Peter’s is a thriving congregation from a wide range of liturgical backgrounds. We seek a Priest in Charge who will: Take a lead in mission to the local community, developing new forms of outreach and building on our work with families and the local school. Be part of the local Mission and Ministry Area Team. Nurture and inspire our growing congregation and church family. Disciple the new contacts we are making and help us to all to grow in our relationship with God. Be open to a wide range of Christian traditions. Show deep commitment to pastoral care. We can offer: A committed and welcoming congregation covering a wide range of age groups. A strong musical tradition, with excellent choir and organists and a worship band which leads family worship. Active lay involvement in all aspects of worship and church life. An active and supportive PCC. An opportunity to develop the role of the Church in our village and wider community. Further details are available from www.roydonstpeters.org. Application forms are available from the Archdeacon of Harlow’s office – email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01279 734524. Children and Families Worker, and Schools and Community Worker (two posts) The Church in Great Notley seeks two dynamic and self-motivated people to lead our children and schools work. The Church in Great Notley, located near Braintree in Essex, is looking for two people, with energy and enthusiasm, to lead and develop our children's and families work. The Children and Families Worker will build on our current provision on a Sunday morning as well as developing our Messy Church as we seek to reach out to the young people of the village. Working alongside a hard-working, dedicated team of volunteers you will develop the faith of our young people and explore new ways to welcome families into the church. Children and Families Worker Job description The Schools and Community Worker will establish strong links with the two local primary schools within the village, establishing an after-school club, delivering assemblies and lessons working alongside our own volunteers. This is a new post which requires a person who is self-motivated, has creative flare and is able to develop and maintain good relationships. Schools and Community Worker Job description Both positions are for three years' fixed term but may be extended subject to funding. They are for 10 hours per week during term time and there will also be a requirement to work one week of the schools summer holiday. Salary: £18,200 pro rata (actual salary: £4,200 per annum). For an informal chat about either post or for an application pack please contact Revd Iain Bendrey, Associate Minister, on 01376567971 or email email@example.com. Closing date for applications: 17 March 2017. Interviews: Week commencing 3 April 2017 Under the Equalities Act 2010 there is a genuine occupational requirement for both postholders to be practicing Christians with a member denomination of Churches Together in England. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure. Good Grief - Associate Minister of Harwich Peninsula Team Are you passionate about funeral ministry and good bereavement care? Do you have significant experience and strong pastoral gifts? In this innovative Associate Ministry post in the Harwich Peninsula Team: Share in the pastoral and funeral ministry of the team Identify, train and support a lay team of authorised funeral ministers Work with others to develop and promote this ministry across the deanery Develop strong community partnerships This is a 3 year time-limited post (Ordained/Lay). Enhanced DBS disclosure required. Informal enquiries: Team Rector, The Revd Canon Margaret Shaw: 01255 502033. Application pack from: The Ven. Annette Cooper, The Archdeacon of Colchester: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01376 513130. Closing date: 22nd February 2017 Interviews: 9th March 2017 Priest in Charge (team vicar designate) of Thundersley, St Peter and St. Michael & All Angels A new team ministry is proposed by joining the parish of Thundersley and Daws Heath, with the neighbouring two Hadleigh parishes, which already share a priest. The team vicar will be based in Thundersley and the team rector in Hadleigh. This then is an opportunity to forge a new team ministry The Thundersley and Hadleigh parishes lie within the Borough of Castle Point (although one of the Hadleigh parishes is partly in Leigh-on-Sea, in Southend unitary authority). Both these posts are currently being advertised Thundersley and Daws Heath are to the north and west of Hadleigh. This is a largely residential community with a high proportion (25%) of people over 65. There is an abundance of leisure activities here – a council-run swimming pool, tennis, sports halls (council and private) and lots of walking trails. Both church fields are surrounded by woodlands; Coombe Wood at St. Peter’s has Village Green status and St. Michael’s sits in the Belfairs Living Landscape owned and managed by Essex Wildlife Trust. St. Peter’s church dates from the very early 13th century. It is at the brow of a hill and has commanding views from the graveyard. In 1966 an award-winning extension made it big enough for 200 people. The church site also includes the rectory, a meeting room, a large hall with a big carpark and a field. St. Michael’s church is a new wooden building from Scandinavia, completed in 2012 after a fundraising campaign that raised £560,000. It can accommodate 150 people, and includes a small meeting room. There is also a large hall on the site. We see the new team ministry as a major opportunity to spread the word of God in a constant and targeted pattern; to set Team resources at an appropriate level, to share initiatives and generally show a co-operative, smiling and happy face to our communities. We are looking for someone who can Be a leader in our Parish and be able to work within a Team Ministry; embracing the opportunities it offers. Guide and spiritually grow the congregations focussed on scripture and prayer Promote team working, building of community, encouraging self-awareness and fostering mutual trust. Affirm the gifts, skills and contribution of others; recognising differences and resolving conflict through effective and decisive management. Help us spread the Christian message, finding ways to attract new Christians and grow our churches. Demonstrate good daily living, on show through outreach into the community; walk the talk! Establish high and consistent levels of Pastoral Care including home visits and supporting the elderly and youth activities; we will share the effort. Demonstrate good organisational and communication skills; supporting social events, and being seen around the parish to rebuild local connections. Interviews will be held on Friday 5th May 2017 An application form can be obtained from the office of the Archdeacon of Southend, currently operating from Rayleigh Rectory, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8BA (01268 779345), or by email to email@example.com Revd Canon Martin Wood, Mission and Ministry Adviser in the Bradwell Area would be happy to have an informal conversation about this vacancy Tel: 01268 552219 email firstname.lastname@example.org An Appointment will be 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 Vicar of St Andrew with Holy Cross, Basildon We are a lively and active parish with a focus on serving the needs of our community and growing in our faith in Christ together. We are looking for a strong spiritual and collaborative leader to further develop the mission of the Church in this place This parish serves three housing estates, one of which was the first to be built in Basildon New Town in the early 1950s. The churches are just under a mile apart from each other, with the Vicarage next door to St Andrew’s. In the parish are a set of shops, a petrol station, a local library and a Community Centre (used for Messy Church) all less than half a mile from the vicarage. Life in the parish is bustling and lively. There is a good mix of ages living here, and people are generally happy to share a smile and a “hello” with each other in the street. St Andrew’s church was built in 1955. It is a dual purpose building serving as both a church and a community hall. It is used extensively during the week by local groups, with a kitchen large enough to cater for significant numbers. The church has a room set aside for children’s activities on Sundays; a youth work area and a separate prayer room. The church uses a sound and image projection system Holy Cross church dates back to the 13th century although records show that there was a chapel in place 200 years before that. It is located in a picturesque location, adjacent to open parkland. There is a large churchyard which is closed to new burials and a Memorial Garden for cremated remains. The church has a traditional organ and a sound system is installed Our service to the community is shown through our extensive involvement in the Basildon Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre… We have recently expanded our Food Bank and twice a month, we hold a Community Lunch attended by over 50 adults. The churches are looking for a strong spiritual and collaborative leader to further develop the mission of the Church in this place, to Inspire discipleship in the churches through prayer, word and sacrament Build upon the existing strong community links and outreach projects Promote the ongoing nurture of the young people and families Develop the gifts of the congregation Take the parish forward with new and bold ideas Engage with people moving into new housing developments Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 February 2017 NB The timetable for this appointment had to be changed just before Christmas 2016 An application form can be obtained from the office of the Archdeacon of Southend, currently operating from Rayleigh Rectory, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8BA (01268 779345), or by email to email@example.com Revd Canon Martin Wood, Mission and Ministry Adviser in the Bradwell Area would be happy to have an informal conversation about this vacancy Tel: 01268 552219 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org An Appointment will be 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 Rector of the Icknield Way Parish of Icknield Way Parish All Together…God’s work in progress! We are a lively rural parish, focusing on evangelism, pastoral care and using our resources effectively to reach deeper into our community, in response to our faith in Christ. We are a single parish comprising seven villages in north-west Essex. The modern rectory is in the village of Great Chishill, 15 miles south of Cambridge and 8 miles west of Saffron Walden. Our last rector consolidated the work of forming us into one parish, and he leaves us as a warm, hospitable Christian community in good heart and harmony. We believe that God is at work here. We believe he has a plan for us and wants us to join him in his work and we have faith in the power of the Holy Spirit to help us. We have seen our congregations expand and we long to see them grow further, spiritually as well as numerically. We feel we must do more to encourage young families, to deepen their faith in the Lord Jesus, or to introduce him for the first time. We realise we need patience and gentleness as we work together to build a church where God will be very evident. We seek to follow the vision of the Diocese of Chelmsford, to be a Transforming Presence here (www.transformingpresence.org.uk), to be distinctive in our Christian faith and outreach. We aim to be… Christ-centred Prayerful Faithful to scripture Loving Welcoming Accepting all Sharing fellowship together We believe we are called to concentrate on these three areas: - Evangelism - Pastoral care - Use/adaptation of our buildings. (The goal is increased community use of our buildings, via “stepping-stone” events.) Our new rector will lead us in this endeavour to follow the Lord closely. Is he prompting you to find out more about us and the kind of leader we are seeking? Please read our role description and parish profile! (see the links opposite) For an informal conversation about this post, please do contact: Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted. (To email, please click here) David Tomlinson, Area Dean of Saffron Walden. (To email, please click here ) An application form can be obtained by email, from the Archdeacon of Stansted. Interviews will be held on Friday 7th April - the closing date for applications is Monday 13th March, 2017. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS and an identity check for UK Visas and Immigration. Team Vicar Little Parndon Harlow and Deanery Missioner of Town Centre Harlow Team Vicar and Local Missioner Deanery of Harlow, Chelmsford Diocese A leader for St Mary's Little Parndon and local missioner in the Deanery of Harlow a leader in evangelism and mission in both ministries establishing new Christian communities half-time leading St Mary’s in parish mission opportunities part of the Harlow Town Centre and Little Parndon Team Ministry leadership team a ‘Self-Starter’ - working collaboratively Half-time working across the wider area Bible-based, seeking the empowering of the Holy Spirit Be part of parish and wider teams seeking to seize mission opportunities in our area. On the door step of Little Parndon church a new build is awaited, we are underway in plans for a church / community hall, there are opportunities in schools and there is parish-based Messy Church. And help us seize opportunities for mission and evangelism across the wider area, seeking to build new and enduring Christian communities, taking a lead as part of our developing mission partnerships (as part of Chelmsford’s Transforming Presence) This is a full time post, combining Half-Time Team Vicar with Half-Time Harlow Deanery. The person appointed will be working (with regard to the parish appointment) as a member of the Staff team for St Paul’s Harlow Town Centre and St Mary’s Little Parndon with especial responsibility for St Mary’s. Applicants are referred to the separate Job Description for the Deanery appointment. In addition to the qualities of prayerfulness that all Christian ministry requires, we are seeking: A Leader in Mission and Evangelism To take forward the Mission Opportunities in accordance with the St Mary’s Mission Plan and the Missioner Job Description. To develop and lead the parish Messy Church team, taking a full part. Who is able to pioneer in mission and evangelism, leading by example. Who is familiar and at home with contemporary forms of worship. A natural team worker who leads by example Working instinctively with others, including as part of the Deanery’s and parish teams. With the ability not only to delegate but more importantly to empower others, and who works well with other people, forming relationships readily.And is able to form, lead and develop Ministry Teams. Someone with experience of the dynamics of team leadership and being part of a team Who is self-aware and able to work flexibly within the dynamics and structures of existing leadership including that of the South Harlow Covenant, St Mary’s, and other teams. Able to lead and empower the existing leadership of St Mary’s, and in particular to affirm and enable the existing ministries of Barbara and Darrel Who as Focal Minister for St Mary’s will express that ministry as much as possible through the team s/he enables. Able to be aware of and maintain boundaries between their various roles and responsibilities. A Self-Starter Taking initiatives in the relevant areas as agreed with the relevant parish leadership. In the Missioner role her / his Line Manager will initially be Ernie Guest as leader of the South Harlow Covenant. Able to work independently when necessary in initiative taking and spearheading new initiatives. Experience of Children’s Ministry For schools and Messy Church ministry in the parish and as necessary in the wider Deanery. Someone with a resilient spirituality Who has learnt inner disciplines able to sustain themand is a able to reflect biblically and critically upon their situation etc and to engage in the theological ‘learning circle’ Someone who takes their own training and development seriously. Contact for application forms: The Archdeacon of Harlow email@example.com 01279 734524 The Bishop of Bradwell’s adviser for Communications Bishop John’s Communications Adviser supports the Area Bishop and Area Team through the creative and effective use of all forms of media in their primary tasks of proclaiming the Gospel and in encouraging the churches of the Bradwell Area in mission This unpaid role is open to both ordained and lay people The details of what is expected are set out in the role description for this post. This post is expected to take no more than one day a week (negotiable). Expenses will be reimbursed Bishop John writes: I am looking for someone – lay or ordained and not necessarily licenced – who would be interested in working with me on media and communications The role description is available to download from the box at the top right of this page Bishop John invites expressions of interest in the form of a brief CV and covering letter for this post by Wednesday 30th November 2016 Please send these to Bishop's House, Orsett Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS17 8NS (01375 673806), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Priest in Charge (team rector designate) of St James the Less and St Barnabas, Hadleigh A new team ministry is proposed by joining the two Hadleigh parishes, which already share a priest, with the neighbouring parish of Thundersley and Daws Heath. The team rector will be based in Hadleigh and the team vicar in Thundersley. This then is an opportunity to forge a new team ministry All three parishes, lie within the Borough of Castle Point and one is partly in Leigh-on-Sea (in Southend unitary authority). Hadleigh lies on the A13, on the Thames estuary. The parish includes Hadleigh castle and the 2012 mountain bike Olympic venue. Hadleigh expanded in the 1950s and 1960s from a village to a small town. The two parishes are very similar in their demographics – there is a rich mixture of people of all ages: many young families; families with teenage children; professional people; retired people and a mix of trades and professions with a large commuter population travelling to London from the two local train stations. Thundersley and Daws Heath are to the north and west of Hadleigh The church of St James the Less Hadleigh dates from about 1140. In 1935 the daughter church of St Barnabas Hadleigh was opened on a new housing estate in the east of the parish. Since then, the St Barnabas site has been developed with a 1960s church and two halls (one, the original church). St Barnabas became a separate parish in 1958. The two churches complement each other. St Barnabas has more resources than St James the Less, whereas St James has a higher profile being in the town centre Find out more from the parish websites St James the Less St Barnabas It is our vision to see our parishes truly alive, reflecting the whole breadth of family life today and reaching out into the community to offer loving Christian support and befriending care. The new priest will be someone who: Will work with the existing pastoral team to develop the leadership of the two communities Is dedicated to the growth of the church membership Will encourage young families with children into the church and support the development of Christian activities for them so that the congregations reflect the people who live in our parishes Will help develop, for some services, a style of worship with music appropriate to families Will work with the congregations to develop faith and spiritual growth Is able to form and lead a team, encouraging and developing the talents of others Will integrate into parish life and get involved in activities in the local area. And, of course, most importantly, will play a pivotal role in the formation of the new team ministry. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 23 March 2017 An application form can be obtained from the office of the Archdeacon of Southend, currently operating from Rayleigh Rectory, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8BA (01268 779345), or by email to email@example.com Revd Canon Martin Wood, Mission and Ministry Adviser in the Bradwell Area would be happy to have an informal conversation about this vacancy Tel: 01268 552219 email firstname.lastname@example.org An Appointment will be 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 Youth Leader of St Mark’s Church, Beckton E6 5YA This vacancy is with St Mark’s, Beckton and the successful applicant will be employed by St Mark’s Parochial Church Council, St Mark’s C of E Church Beckton, East London. Experienced Youth Leader – salary £25,000, subject to qualifications and experience and pension. 37.5 hours per week – flexible (including some weekend working). This is an exciting opportunity to shape and implement our future strategy for working with young people in the church and local community. To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement, demonstrating with examples how you meet the criteria for the role to the Revd Peter Ngugi, St Mark’s Church, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, E6 5YA, Email: email@example.com. Closing date for applications: 10th October 2016. Interviews: week beginning: 17th October 2016.