Priest-in-Charge (Rector designate)

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Prestwich
Clergy

St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich

The ancient church of St Mary’s sits in the heart of Prestwich, three miles north of Manchester City Centre, and is home to a vibrant, diverse, hospitable, loving and inclusive community seeking to know and love God through faith and prayer.

We seek to pray deeply, see clearly and act boldly.

St Mary’s is built on a strong progressive Liberal Catholic tradition and the Eucharist is at the heart of our worship.

Our vision is a commitment to growing, giving and serving and we seek to be a church where, worship and prayer are at the heart of all we do, where we put the gospel into action and where giving is a joy not a duty.

For further information contact the Archdeacon of Bolton:

e-mail: archbolton@manchester.anglican.org

Tel. 0161 761 6117

Closing date: 20th June 2019

Interview date: 24th July 2019

DBS enhanced disclosure is required

Our vision is a commitment to growing, giving and serving and we seek to be a church where, worship and prayer are at the heart of all we do, where we put the gospel into action and where giving is a joy not a duty.

It has been exciting to see the growth of St Mary's over the last few years with a very traditional setting and it is hoped to share what has been and is still being learnt.

Our hope is that the next incumbent will prayerfully develop the growth of the Parish by being energetic, experienced and sacramental.

We need someone to drive forward our Mission Action Plan and help it develop with vision.

We would like the next incumbent to

  • continue to develop, harness and release the potential of both lay and ordained to reach the local community
  • work with the OLM lead for children and young people, to maintain and develop close and effective links with the schools in the parish and to nurture young people and enable their participation in Church life
  • work with the OLM lead for adults, to develop and embed a programme of adult nurture, education and formation to deepen our spirituality and faith, and encourage engagement in leadership
  • inspire and encourage the congregation towards a deeper commitment to sacrificial giving of gifts, time and talents

Ideally you will be:

  • someone with fresh ideas, new ways of thinking, especially around social action
  • open and approachable
  • passionate about schools and young people's ministry
  • willing to play a full part in the life of the Deanery

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

St Mary the Virgin is a single church parish with a strong Liberal Catholic tradition.

St Mary the Virgin is a Grad 1 Listed Building and we are seeking to develop facilities "fit for mission".

We have developed and wish to continue to grow the relationship and links with the schools within the parish.

St Mary's together with St Margaret's, St George's Simister and St Gabriel's formed the Prestwich Mission Partnership in 2010. The clergy from that Partnership have engaged in regular pulpit exchanges and it is envisioned that the partnership will continue to develop more fully. It has had and is having a positive impact on mission in the wider area.

Prestwich is a vibrant village with lots of excellent restaurants and wine bars, a large well used community centre and with very good transport links to Manchester.