Team Rector

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Turton, Harwood, Belmont, Edgworth

Turton Moorland Team

We are Four Parishes, Six Churches but we have 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 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.

If you are a person with significant experience of parochial leadership and is comfortable with a range of traditions then Turton Moorland could be the Team for you.

For further information contact the Archdeacon of Bolton:


Tel. 0161 761 6117

Closing Date: 10th June 2019

Interview Date: 24th June 2019

DBS enhanced disclosure is required

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. The new Team Rector will continue this process, uniting the Team's components and creating a ministry a cohesive whole ministry to harness the passion and commitment of all the parishioners to discipleship.

The New Team Rector will have day to day responsibility for Turton St Anne and Edgworth, St James.

Lead the further development of the Turton Moorland Team; maintaining and improving informal expressions of the team and strengthening the infrastructure

Maintain and develop the close and effective links with the schools

Contribute to the development of the youth work both in the Church and in the community, through the work of the Turton Youth Church

Please see the Role Description attached for all the responsibilities

The New Team Rector:

  • someone who is enthusiastic about fresh challenges
  • a person who can respect, work with and lead a range of liturgical traditions across the Team
  • have experience of collaborative team ministry; willing and able to share leadership
  • have experience of releasing lay and ordained vocations
  • identify as a theologian and teacher, with a desire to see people grow in the depth of their faith and spirituality
  • be able to develop links with the wider Parish community and build up the links already established
  • experience of working in schools
  • willing to play a full part in the life of the Walmsley Deanery

Please see the Person Specification document for the full requirements

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

The Team covers an area to the north of Bolton and varies from urban fringes, local authority housing and light industry through leafy suburbs and commuter-belt villages to the wild moorlands of its name.

We have a breadth of church traditions and want to continue to develop and unite as a Team. We cherish our differences and wish to find new ways to attract disciples.

There is a high level of mutual respect across the deanery for all the church traditions. Generally attendance at Chapter meetings and Deanery Synod meetings is good. The clergy across the Deanery value the support from these meetings. The Deanery Mission Action Plan is in place and regularly reviewed.

Please see the Team Profile for full details of who we are