Ministry Vacancies

Southwell & Nottingham Diocese is a great place to be in ministry for mission! We specialise in creative and stimulating appointments, have generous churchgoers, some beautiful churches and our cathedral is a gem. It’s a varied and exciting area to live in, with excellent access to other parts of the UK. We take care of our church leaders with good quality housing and supportive deanery colleagues. Fresh stipendiary/non-stipendiary/retiring/part-time clergy and laity are welcome. 

NEWARK ARCHDEACONRY

Transformation Change Post as the priest-in-charge of St Thomas’ and St Wilfrid’s Kirkby in Ashfield

The parishes, deanery and diocese are looking to appoint a person who has

  • A personal devotion to the Lord reflected and rooted in prayer
  • A vision for, commitment to, and experience of, evangelism and church growth across all ages,
  • An aptitude, experience and gifts in exercising strategic leadership, especially towards vision and implementing plans for growth
  • Excellent relational gifts, emotional intelligence, tenacity and resilience,
  • The ability to discern, develop and deploy the gifts of others in mission and ministry
  • The capacity for working collaboratively to build and sustain life-giving teams,
  • The ability to lead, enjoy and instigate a variety of worship and musical styles, including contemporary expressions.
  • A commitment to, and expertise for, engaging biblical teaching and whole-life discipleship
  • The ability to relate to, and inspire, children, young people and young families
  • The capacity to see new missional opportunities and implement them

The post holder will be

  • A visionary leader able to motivate and foster a pattern of shared leadership
  • Humble and hopeful,
  • Eager to learn and grow in faith and ministry, naturally welcome coaching and mentoring
  • Friendly, approachable with a sense of humour and full of the love of God and enjoy being with people.
  • Welcoming to all people wherever they are in life, and whatever their needs and means.

Person spec for Kirkby in Ashfield 

Parish Profile

For an information discussion and further information contact:

Archdeacon of Newark – Venerable Tors Ramsey

 archd-newark@southwell.anglican.org

The Idle and Sands, Retford – Vicar

The parish of Idle and Sands, Retford is located close to the pleasant market town of Retford, in the north of the diocese. The united benefice and united PCC was formed in 2019 and contains the former parishes of Bothamsall, Eaton & Gamston, Elkesley and West Drayton which have been linked together since 1992 and Sutton-cum-Lound, Babworth and Ranby, and Scofton who have historically been linked. It has a rich heritage, committed and capable lay leaders and exciting mission opportunities, especially through the three church primary schools.

The parishes, deanery and diocese are looking to appoint a person who has

  • A personal devotion to the Lord reflected and rooted in prayer
  • A vision for, commitment to, and experience of, evangelism and church growth across all ages,
  • An aptitude, experience and gifts in exercising strategic leadership, especially towards vision and implementing plans for growth
  • Excellent relational gifts, emotional intelligence, tenacity and resilience,
  • The ability to discern, develop and deploy the gifts of others in mission and ministry
  • The willingness to work with the existing team of clergy and laity to build and sustain life-giving teams
  • The ability to lead and enjoy a variety of worship and musical styles, including contemporary expressions and the Book of Common Prayer
  • A commitment to, and expertise for, engaging biblical teaching and whole-life discipleship
  • The ability to relate to, and inspire, children, young people and young families as well as retaining and building on the existing congregations
  • The capacity to see new missional opportunities and implement them

Priorities of the role in the next five years

  • To grow the church numerically so that it reflects the age profile of the parish population, in particular growing significantly the ministry amongst young families, their children and young adults
  • To engage with the three Church of England schools at Gamston, Ranby, and Sutton-cum-Lound (as well as the community school at Elkesley) and to explore the possibility of midweek new worshipping communities based in one or more of the schools
  • To explore how best to resource the spiritual needs of all members – those new to faith as well as the current congregational members
  • To enable and oversee the lay leadership across the benefice including the identification and deployment of Licensed Lay Ministers, Local Missional Leaders and collaboration with churchwardens
  • To create a sustainable pattern of services (both traditional and new contemporary styles) that will focus on growing disciples and will be delivered by the ordained and lay resource available.
  • To develop and implement the Growing Disciples Plan in collaboration with the lay leadership across the benefice
  • To create a strategy to develop the stages from first enquiry through to full participation and integration in the church.

Idle & Sands, Retford – Profile Feb 2021

 For an informal discussion and further information contact:

Archdeacon of Newark – Venerable Tors Ramsey

 archd-newark@southwell.anglican.org

Ordsall and Retford, St Michael – Incumbent

St Michael’s is situated in the vibrant North Nottinghamshire town of Retford and relates to the Hallcroft area. Ordsall is an area of the town that has retained a village feel with its cricket club and views across the open countryside and golf course. There are excellent transport links for commuters to London and to nearby cities. There is a rich heritage in the town connected to the Mayflower Pilgrims. There are many missional opportunities through the schools, community networks, occasional offices and new housing developments. Both parishes value their eucharistic tradition which nourishes their mission in, and service to, the parish.

Our successful candidate will be:

  • A visionary leader able to motivate and foster a pattern of shared leadership
  • Humble and hopeful,
  • Eager to learn and grow in faith and ministry, naturally welcome coaching and mentoring
  • Friendly, approachable with a sense of humour and full of love for God and people.
  • Welcoming to all people wherever they are in life, and whatever their needs and means.

Priorities of the role will be:

  •  To grow the church numerically and spiritually so that it reflects the age and social profile of the parish population especially reaching young families and young adults
  • To establish one benefice focussed on mission through prayer, worship, evangelism, social transformation and whole-life discipleship.
  • To create new styles of contemporary worship (Eucharistic and non-Eucharistic) to reach a more diverse demographic while respecting and facilitating the Eucharistic tradition.
  • To make the most of all opportunities, for example, through occasional offices, online engagement and create a strategy to develop the stages from first enquiry through to full participation and integration in the church.
  • To instigate and develop new worshipping communities or new congregations to reach different people in the parish
  • To grow a leadership team that reflects a younger, local, demographic including the development and mentoring of local missional leaders
  • To focus the resources of the church (financial, buildings and personnel) on the above priorities

For an informal discussion and further information contact:

Archdeacon of Newark – Venerable Tors Ramsey

 archd-newark@southwell.anglican.org

 

RESIDENTIARY CANON MISSIONER

Are you someone who can inspire others to engage in the mission of God? The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, with the Dean and Chapter are praying for God to call a priest to work alongside us who loves people, who has a passion for excellence in pastoral care and will get ‘stuck in’ as part of a team in reshaping our capacity for mission with an evangelistic edge, including to the 55,000 casual visitors/tourists per year. With responsibility for the Education team and our developing partnership with A Rocha.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 28th September / Interviews 4/5 October 2021

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer.  

Enhanced DBS clearance required. 

 NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACONRY

The Benefice of Trowell, Awsworth and Cossall Invites applications for

 Priest-in-charge (Time-limited interim) 

Are you someone who can spot opportunities for mission and evangelism? Do you have experience of growing the church? Are you gifted in working with children, staff and parents of a Church of England Primary school? Do you have a passion for sharing the Gospel and reaching out to diverse communities made up of traditional rural villages rooted in an industrial heritage which are expanding with new housing developments?

Awsworth, Cossall and Trowell lie six to eight miles west of Nottingham with a combined benefice population of 5,500. They are separate villages situated in a rural area of attractive countryside on the edge of Derbyshire with many local facilities and schools including a Church of England Primary School. The three distinctive parishes have a history of working well together and are looking for opportunities to build on this.

We are looking for a Priest-in-charge who will lead the benefice into a new season of growth – refreshing vision, releasing others into ministry, growing the churches, and renewing the engagement of each church with its wider community. The Priest-in-charge would be supported by an able and committed ministry team alongside diocesan personnel.  This is a time-limited interim post offering an opportunity for the successful person to make significant change and impact in the benefice.

We are seeking a Priest in charge who has:

  • A personal devotion to the Lord reflected and rooted in prayer
  • A vision for, commitment to, and experience, of evangelism and church growth leading to a church community that welcomes and includes all people regardless of their gender, race, age, sexuality, disability, mental well-being or income level).
  • An aptitude, experience and gifts in exercising strategic leadership, especially    towards vision and implementing plans for growth
  • Excellent relational gifts, emotional intelligence, tenacity and resilience,
  • The ability to discern, develop and deploy the gifts of others in mission and ministry
  • The capacity for building and sustaining life-giving teams,
  • The ability to lead and enjoy a variety of worship and musical styles, including Contemporary expressions.
  • A commitment to, and expertise for, engaging biblical teaching and whole-life discipleship
  • The ability to relate to, and inspire, children, young people and young families
  • The capacity to see new missional opportunities and implement them.

The priorities of the role will be.

  • To develop the Growing Disciples Plan for the benefice that sets out further ambitious objectives to shape ministry and mission
  • To create a strategy to develop the stages from first enquiry through Alpha/START courses to full participation and integration in the church.
  • To grow the church numerically so that it reflects the age profile of the parish populations
  • To instigate and develop two new worshipping communities across the benefice including one in Trowell C of E school
  • To raise the profile and engagement of the churches with each village including its online communication
  • To grow a leadership team that reflects a younger demographic
  • To increase the finances for mission and ministry.

This post is an interim Priest-in-charge post offered under section 29 (1) (j) and (7D) of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of service) Regulations 2009 as amended. As a result, before the end of the first three years there would be a review involving the postholder, PCC and diocese to assess progress against the priorities outlined in the person specification section of the profile. This review could lead to a further extension of up to three years. The post could be made permanent after the maximum six-year period.

If you feel God is calling you to fill this vacancy, we would love to meet you.

Benefice Statement

Closing date: 12 September 2021 • Interview: 7 October 2021

 For an informal discussion and further information contact:

The Ven Phil Williams, Archdeacon of Nottingham, on archd-nottm@southwell.anglican.org

Please apply via:  http://pathways.churchofengland.org/ • Ref No: cofe/TP/148/3557

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH

Email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org • Tel: 01636 817206

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer.  

Enhanced DBS clearance required.