Job Openings

Planting or Missional Curate

Telford Minster, Telford

Telford Minster is a carefully thought-out project to revive Christian life in a complex and emerging new town in the Northwest Midlands, providing a diocesan resource for the wider Salop episcopal area. The project is funded by both the SDF (Strategic Development Fund) and the Lichfield Diocese and operates under a Bishop’s Mission Order (BMO), covering the whole of Telford in the Lichfield and Hereford Diocese.

We are an evangelical and charismatic church: We are passionate about the scriptures revealing all that is necessary for salvation and lifelong discipleship and believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the local church and equips disciples to live out their faith in Christ by giving charismatic gifts. These gifts are to strengthen the local church, for mission and evangelism, as well as highlighting sin and calling people to faith.

We are currently in the first year, running up to a launch in December 2020 and are aiming to plant ten new communities into Telford within the next five years, following the concept of gathered and scattered church. A curacy at Telford Minster would provide a unique opportunity to see a church grow and eventually plant missional congregations across Telford.

Planting or missional curate

A profile of Telford Minster as a BMO in the context of Telford can be requested via info@telfordminster.org.uk.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Rev’d Matt Beer at matt.beer@telfordminster.org.uk.

Area: Telford, Diocese of Lichfield

Pioneering Curate

St John's Bowling, Bradford

St John’s Bowling is a lively and growing church in the charismatic evangelical tradition, based in inner-city Bradford. As one of five resourcing churches in the Bradford area, St John’s is committed to making disciples-who-make disciples, and to raising up leaders who are equipped and empowered to plant new churches in the coming years. They have planted 5 new congregations in the past decade and are currently in the early stages of planting a new church amongst unchurched young adults, which would be a great opportunity for a pioneering curate to take on.

Being an inner-city parish, St John’s is very active in the local community, offering support to people on the margins, asylum-seekers, young people with troubled backgrounds, as well as families and older people. Their buildings are in use as a community hub, 7 days a week. Their vision is: “To see the community of East Bowling set free and transformed by the love and power of Jesus, bringing hope and life to the city.”

Pioneering Curate

If you would like to find out more, please email tim@stjohnsbowling.com.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Diocese of Leeds

Curate at the parishes of Great Horton and Lidget Green

Diocese of Leeds

The parishes of Great Horton and Lidget Green offer an excellent opportunity for a curate to develop a wide range of ministry and leadership skills. They would be part of an excellent and strongly united team of staff and volunteers in two fascinating and varied inner-city parishes. The congregation of St John’s has grown over six years from about 100 to over 200. It is very multi-cultural with many different languages spoken.

Ministry for a curate here would encompass a full range of worship, pastoral and evangelistic opportunities. The context allows for (or rather, necessitates) engagement with issues of poverty and there are many opportunities for friendship and faith-sharing with Muslims and Hindus and St John’s is twinned with a local mosque.

There would be opportunity within the term of the curacy to plant at least one new congregation – either into a new location or bringing strength to a weaker congregation.

Curate at the parishes of Great Horton and Lidget Green

If you would like more information about the post then please contact the Revd John Bavington, Vicar of St John’s Great Horton and St Wilfrid’s Lidget Green and Area Dean of Inner Bradford at revjohnbav@stjohnsgreathorton.org.uk.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Diocese of Leeds

(Planting) Curate at Emmanuel Loughborough

Diocese of Leicester

Emmanuel Loughborough is an evangelical and charismatic church near the centre of the university town of Loughborough and was designated as a resource church in July 2018. The team are committed to planting churches that plant churches in order to reach the 93% who have no contact with the gospel or church.

They are looking to appoint a curate in June / July 2020.  The curacy will include some of the usual features associated with a first curacy including leading worship, preaching, pastoral work and occasional offices etc. Church planting as well as Fresh Expressions will form a significant part of the curacy, so the curate will need to be open to the possibility of developing and taking a lead in the next plant. They would also seek to shape the curacy around the passions of the curate.

A curate with a heart for evangelism and church planting would be ideal, however the church is also looking for the right person to join the team at this exciting time. The new curate will need to be able to work well in teams and have the confidence to delegate well. The new curate will need to recognise the need for recreation, holiday, spiritual direction and retreat.

(Planting) Curate at Emmanuel Loughborough

If you would like more information about the post then please contact Revd Michael Broadley on 01509 263264 or email rector@emmanuel-loughborough.org.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Diocese of Leicester

Church Planting Curates

St George's Stamford, Diocese of Lincoln

As Church Planting Curate, you will play your part in this programme of urban transformation, working at St George’s, one of the three new resource churches in the Diocese of Lincoln. You will share in the leadership of the church and the vision to plant into the larger market towns of Lincolnshire, mobilising church members and developing church planting teams to join you in moving to the new town and establishing the new congregation in two years’ time.

In addition to preparing for a church plant, this training position will fulfil all the requirements necessary to equip the curate for stipendiary ministry in the Church of England, particularly in the local context of the Diocese of Lincoln.

Church Planting Curates

Please contact Rector Martyn Taylor at rector@stgeorgeschurch.net for more information or an informal discussion.

To express an interest please send a copy of your CV to rector@stgeorgeschurch.net.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Stamford, Diocese of Lincoln