Vicar of the Benefice of the Abbey Group

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East Halton, Habrough, North Killingholme, Thornton Curtis, Wootton and Ulceby

This is a new benefice formed by the amalagamation of 6 parishes from separate groups, which have been in vacancy for a number of years. Our PCC`s, congregations and their friends have worked across the years to ensure that our churches have remained key and central to the spiritual life of our villages.

For an informal chat about this post please contact The Revd Philip Stevens -

Closing Date: Friday 31st May, 2019

Parish Visit: Available on request

Interview: Edward King House, Lincoln, Tuesday 18th June, 2019

This role will involve

  • Our churches are small but lively Christian communities, We are looking for a new leader who will encourage and strengthen the existing local lay leadership.
  • We recognise the need for change and we are eager to grow spiritually.
  • Supporting spiritual growth both for lay leadership and for those in the congregation and wider community.
  • Our churches have different styles of worship and we want to maintain our distinctiveness.
  • We want to ensure that regular patterns of worship can be achieved.
  • We want to engage more with our local schools and young people building upon this for the future.
  • We want to provide care and spirtual guidance to those that do not necessarily want to come to church.
  • We want to engage more with our local communities and networks of local organisations.
  • We are a Group of Churches where everyone matters to God, and we want to make God matter to everyone in our communities.
  • We offer our prayers and support and want to work with out new priest in the mission and ministry of our churches.

We would like to appoint an experienced priest who;

  • Will be a team player, able to work with the Parochial Church Councils and lay leaders in the development of this new benefice and the growth of our churches.
  • Is committed to ensuring a regular pattern of worship across our Churches.
  • Is committed to leading worship in a range of styles appropriate to local needs.
  • Is experienced in involving others in the planning and leading of worship.
  • Has an understanding of the importance of the occasional offices and festival services and will work with us to ensure that these are offered openly to all.
  • Is experienced in working with and engaging the local community, existing village organisations and those who do not attend regular worship.
  • Is experienced in working creatively with schools, building bridges between schools and the local church, and engaging will with young people.
  • Is a person of prayer engaged on their own spiritual journey, who will enable us as individuals and churches to grow spiritually.
  • Is a good listener, preacher and teacher.

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