Mission Priest

Posted 13 days agoExpires in 7 days
South Ham, Basingstoke
Clergy

3 year Common Tenure Interim Post
within the Basingstoke Team Parish

As part of a collegial team of clergy serving the central part of the growing town of Basingstoke
we are seeking a Priest who is committed to the distinctive nature of estates ministry. A confident and courageous self-starter and a good team player, able to encourage others and release gifts. Someone who will identify key partnerships and opportunities for mission, develop further links with the new St Peter’s Day Nursery. Pioneer new Christian communities (or Fresh Expressions of Church).

Our Vision and Priorities

Our vision is to embrace the distinctive opportunities and challenges of estate ministry and build vibrant, authentic communities of faith and mission with a serving heart for the people around them.

In South Ham we want to grow new Christian communities, reaching those who do not yet know God. We would love St Peter’s to be known as a place of transformation, hope and practical support for new generations where traditional “church” seems to have nothing to offer.

For an informal conversation contact:
The Ven Richard Brand, Archdeacon of Winchester on 01962 710960

An enhanced DBS check is required

TARGETS

Year 1

  • to gather a core community, willing to journey and learn together
  • to gain the confidence of the existing congregation at St Peter’s
  • to identify 3 significant areas of opportunity for mission on South Ham
  • to ensure that a discipleship course (Alpha/Pilgrim/Emmaus) takes place at St Peter’s within the first year
  • to contribute to the on-going Mission Action Plan across the cluster

Targets will be reviewed initially after 6 months and adjusted.

Year 2

  • to launch at least one new Christian Community/Fresh Expression of Church on South Ham
  • to identify a part-time support post for the cluster and to have explored funding
  • to have encouraged and equipped others to contribute to building up the new Christian Community/Fresh Expression

Year 3

  • to continue building up teams to sustain new Christian communities
  • to have identified future possibilities for St Peter’s and it’s long term sustainability

PERSON SPECIFICATION

We are looking for a priest with pioneering and entrepreneurial gifts who is:

  • Committed to the distinctive nature of estates ministry
  • Alert to new thinking on estate ministry and informed about the work of the Estates Evangelism Task Group
  • Confident and courageous self-starter
  • A relationship builder
  • Secure in their own personal faith
  • A good team player who can encourage others and release gifts
  • Blessed with a good sense of humour (they’ll need it!)

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Winchester Diocese

At the heart of our life is the desire to be always Living the Mission of Jesus. We are engaged in a strategic process to deliver a mission-shaped Diocese, in which parochial, pastoral and new forms of pioneering and radical ministry all flourish. Infused with God's missionary Spirit we want three character traits to be clearly visible in how we live:

  • Passionate personal spirituality;
  • Pioneering faith communities;
  • Prophetic global citizens.

The Diocese of Winchester is an exciting place to be right now. With a grant of £4.3m from the strategic Development Fund, we are investing in missional projects across the diocese which are aimed at strategic growth for the common good. We pray that, if God is calling you to join us in his mission here, he will reveal this to you clearly as you consider this post.