Associate Minister (HfD) - Brailes et al

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The Benefice of Brailes, the Benefice of Sutton under Brailes and the Benefice of Tysoe, Oxhill and Whatcote are situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, in southern Warwickshire approximately 10 miles from Stratford upon Avon and a similar distance from Banbury in Oxfordshire. It is an area of remarkable natural beauty with a rich history and a warm and welcoming local population.

The role of the Associate Minister is to work alongside the incumbent in enabling all five churches to grow together in unity as they fulfil the diocesan mission purpose of:

  • Worshipping God
  • Making new disciples
  • Transforming communities

This will involve developing eight essential qualities in the life of the Church:

  • Empowering Leadership
  • Gift-oriented Ministry
  • Passionate Spirituality
  • Inspiring Worship
  • Holistic Small Groups
  • Need-oriented Outreach
  • Loving Relationships
  • Functional Structures

The Associate Minister will have a key role in pastoral visiting and discipleship development across all five Churches with a priority focus in Brailes, helping the people to live out these qualities in their lives, churches and communities.

The post is offered on a House for Duty basis: The successful candidate will be expected to offer twenty hours of ministry per week, to include taking Sunday services, and a well-appointed vicarage in the beautiful village of Brailes will be provided.

We welcome applications from candidates who are:

  • committed to being a pastoral presence in villages, celebrating and building on strong links between church and community, and supporting an incumbent in their ministry.
  • enthusiastic about helping churches to develop a mutual exchange of support and encouragement that enables them to grow in unity.
  • gifted in encouraging and nurturing people of all ages to become active members and leaders within their worshipping communities.

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The Diocese of Coventry represents the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire. With our network of 200 parishes, we have a Christian presence in every local community. We have a rich variety of people and traditions, and yet we are united in our shared mission of "worshipping God ...making new disciples ...transforming communities".

To fulfil this mission, we want to grow healthy churches by fostering the 8 Essential Qualities as identified by the Institute of Natural Church Development.