This is an exciting and creative opportunity combining responsibility for the parish of St James, Daisy Hill, and for a congregation based in St George the Hoskers Church of England Primary School in the parish of Westhoughton. Both aspects of the role offer real potential for growth and development in the context of a supportive team across the area.
The area lies in the north-west corner of Manchester Diocese, west of Bolton, with excellent public transport and motorway links to Manchester and beyond and with easy access to the Pennine moorlands.
Closing Date: 16th July 2019
Interview Date: 29th July 2019
If you would like a chat about this vacancy and an informal visit please contact the
the Archdeacon of Bolton’s office:
Tel: 0161 761 6117
Enhanced DBS is required
The benefice comprises six churches with Team Rector, two Team Vicars, stipendiary Assistant Curate, three Readers and seven Authorised Lay Ministers. We are looking for someone with a deep faith, comfortable with the range of traditions in the team, who is eager to work collaboratively.
There is a moderate catholic tradition at St James, while a fortnightly Café Church is an important feature at St George’s. There is also a Church of England Primary School at Daisy Hill, and therefore developing links and pioneering new opportunities with schools is a very significant part of this role.
To build up the faith of the Church by:
Do you enjoy meeting people?
Are you able to nurture across diverse congregations?
You must enjoy and have experience of school ministry to help build and strengthen the links already there
Are ready to be committed to playing a full part in the spiritual, administrative and pastoral life of the Team?
Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates are distinctive congregations with a clear shared vision.
The aim is:
In the Manchester Diocese our Mission Goals are to be a “Church for a Different World” which is: