Team Rector, Harwich Peninsula Team Ministry

Closing date: 08 March 2024
Contact: Archdeacon of Colchester
Location: Harwich

We are looking for someone to lead an established coastal Team Ministry in the Harwich Deanery in northeast Essex.  We want our church to grow and we long to make new disciples, reaching into the forgotten corners of Harwich with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our team is made up of All Saints’, St Nicholas’ and St Michael’s Churches in the communities of Ramsey, Dovercourt and Harwich. Harwich has a long maritime history, and those links are very much part and parcel of the fabric of parish and church life.

We seek the right person not only for the three Churches, but for the whole of the Harwich community. We are looking for someone who will bring:

  • a desire to see others grow in faith
  • the ability to inspire, nurture and see new possibilities
  • forward thinking and supportive of our pioneering ethos
  • a passion for community engagement
  • a warm, open-heartedness with excellent communication skills
  • a collaborative leadership style, recognising the strengths and skills of others
  • a desire to work bringing patience, resilience and good humour to the Church and the wider community

We can offer a friendly and mutually supportive ministry team (including our Pioneer Team Vicar), a committed and faithful group of core lay people in each church and a modernised detached Rectory near Dovercourt Bay.   

For an application form contact the Archdeacon of Colchester’s office on 01376 513130 or email here.

For an informal conversation, please contact the Venerable Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester, on 01376 513130 or the Area Dean, Revd Canon Philip Ritchie, on 07583 000662.

Application deadline: Friday 8th March

Interview: Monday 8th April

Parish visits: tbc


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