Four Parishes, Six Churches, One Vision.
Is God calling you to share in the next exciting stage of our collective journey?
The Turton Moorland team is a group of well-established church communities in contexts where the traditional expectations of church are still important.
There are significant numbers of occasional offices; missional opportunities through which to share in the profound moments of our community’s life.
As a team we also believe that we need to be “A Church for a Different World,” and as such are working to find new ways to reach out, especially towards children and young people.
The Team Rector will have day to day responsibilities
at Turton St Anne and Edgworth St James
For further information contact the Archdeacon of Bolton:
Tel. 0161 761 6117
Closing date: 25th April 19
Interview date: 20th May 19
DBS enhanced disclosure is required
We realise that change is an essential part of growth and so we are seeking a Team Rector who will be:
To build up the faith of the Church by:
Spirituality and Tradition
Experience and Understanding
Skills and Competencies
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The Turton Moorland Team Ministry consists of four parishes, with six places of worship. Its location covers an area to the north of the town of Bolton which varies from urban fringes, local authority housing and light industry, through leafy suburbs and commuter-belt villages to the wild moorlands of its name and rural settlements. Each congregation holds its own challenges in terms of mission, ministry and pastoral support. The Team itself is developing and finding its feet as the parishes learn to work together. Their new Team Rector will continue this process, uniting the Team’s components and creating a ministry where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, harnessing the passion and commitment of parishioners to find new ways of attracting disciples whilst holding fast that which is good in the traditions they cherish.
The Team is part of the Walmsley Deanery, within which a breadth of church traditions is evident.
As part of the “Fit for Mission,” strategy, the Diocese encourages a flexible model of working within Deaneries, in which parishes and other expressions of church are organised for mission in a variety of ‘units’ appropriate to their context and circumstances, with an emphasis on PARTNERSHIP. As part of this process Walmsley Deanery is in the process of reflecting on how we can do things differently moving into the future.
Generally, attendance at chapter meetings and Deanery Synod meetings is good and clergy within the deanery, including those in the Turton Moorland team have valued the support afforded by the Chapter and Synod. The Deanery also has a very active Mission and Pastoral Committee which regularly reviews the Deanery Mission Action Plan.