Rector - Wavertree Holy Trinity

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We are looking for a prayerful and creative leader to work with the congregation and PCC to communicate and develop a clear vision for this parish’s future.

Holy Trinity is an historic suburban parish church which provides a link between the city centre and outer suburbs. One of a group of three churches, Holy Trinity is an inclusive, eclectic church that provides a welcoming place for the local community. The congregation seeks to deepen the connection with local schools and continue the strong music tradition.

Closing Date: 21st January 2019
Interviews: 18th February 2019

From a church building constructed in 1794, Holy Trinity has served the local community as it has grown from small village to suburb of Liverpool. The parish of around 8,500 has a strong family feel with generations in the area but is seeing student accommodation being increasingly built. The parish contains six schools, including Blue Coat School and the Royal School for the Blind, where the church have historically held chaplaincies, two primary schools, one of which is a C of E and two Jewish Schools

The church congregation reflects this diverse mix and seeks to be fully inclusive. They are debt free, pay their parish share in full and offer buildings in good condition. They have worked on a vision which they feel is time to refresh. They are supported by a paid part time Youth and Families Worker and Administrator.

Holy Trinity is part of Wavertree Group Ministry with two other churches. The Rector will have a key role within the group ministry who are seeking ever closer working relationships in terms of mission and ministry particularly in developing lay leadership across the group.

The PCC and congregation want to recruit more young people and teenagers and increase their work with young people, they want to build greater links with the community and improve the way they communicate.

Wavertree is within easy access to Liverpool city centre and has great connections to the delights of the North West, the Lake District, the coast, North Wales and much more.

The church is looking for a priest who will:

  • encourage, develop and communicate a clear vision for the future
  • be a team player committed to involving everybody
  • implement a communications strategy for the church
  • continue and deepen strong links with local schools
  • play an active, full role with the deanery
  • grow the involvement of children and young people.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • strong leadership skills
  • enthusiasm, passion and energy
  • a great sense of humour
  • humility and self-awareness
  • a God centred, spirit filled approach which they are eager to share.

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For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same – consistent with the whole of the Church of England. When Bishop Paul was installed he adopted our growth agenda refreshing it by saying ‘we are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference; more people knowing Jesus more justice in the world’

This is how we express our mission.

We think we will achieve this mission if we have

100 new congregations
1,000 new leaders
10,000 disciples

to help us do this we are calling every worshipping Christian in our diocese to

  • Sign up to the Bishop of Liverpool’s rule of life which will encourage and support us to Read, Learn, Pray, Give, Serve, Tell
  • bring 1 friend into the regular worshipping and serving life of the church (bring one friend)

do 10 acts of service or find 10 new points of connection beyond the walls of the church (do ten things)