Curate (with interest in planting)

St Mark’s Church, Coventry (Resource Church)

The Curate (with interest in planting) will be training within a newly planted church, with a developing diocesan church planting strategy – with aspirations across the Midlands. Placed within a growing church where mission to young people and students is paramount, the Curate will support the leading and growth of ministries with these groups, with emphasis on the use of Alpha and associated courses. They will also have a strategic role in developing partnerships and teams, preparing the ground to send out multiple plants in the years ahead. The diocese greatly values mission and invests heavily in training, making this an attractive option for potential planters.

Planting Curate

For further information, please either email the Principle of the Coventry Training Partnership, Revd Canon Richard Cooke on richard.cooke@covcofe.org or the Incumbent Revd Dr Phil Atkinson on phil.atkinson@stmarkscoventry.org.

Read more here: St Mark’s Curate Profile

Closing Date: Open until post filled

Job Type: Full Time

Area: Diocese of Coventry

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

Pioneer Development Officer

Diocese of Southwark

The Bishop of Southwark has created a new department of Pioneering Ministry and Fresh Expressions. By 2025 we expect to have 100 Pioneers (lay and ordained). We have 100 fresh expressions of Church and expect that having a focus on encouraging, resourcing and supporting pioneering will see a significant increase in this number.

The post-holder will be part of an exciting new team led by Canon Will Cookson, Director of Pioneering Ministry and Dean of Fresh Expressions. The Diocese has a vision for growth and the new team is expected to play its part in helping the Diocese to grow and innovate. Some of the key ways that we anticipate that this will happen are through encouraging and supporting Lay and Ordained Pioneer Ministry; growing fresh expressions of Church/new Christian communities; and supporting a culture of innovation and risk taking in the Diocese.

The role of Pioneer Development Officer will play a key role in ensuring that our goals are met through supporting churches and lay teams across the Diocese, through consultancy, training and learning communities.

Pioneer Development Officer

If you would like an informal chat please contact: Canon Will Cookson (email will.cookson@suthwark.anglican.org, mobile: 07505 128548).

For more info and to apply, click here.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Diocese of Southwark

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

Vicar

Whitley Parish (St Agnes, St Paul and St Barnabas), Reading

This is an exciting opportunity to minister in an area of Reading that is growing fast in terms of population. The church has decided to partner with Greyfriars Reading (a Resource Church in the Diocese of Oxford) to find a new vicar who will oversee mission and ministry to see lives transformed by Jesus in the Whitley area. There is vast potential to reach out to the 20,000 residents, some of whom live in one of the most deprived areas of Reading, and to the growing number of businesses that lie within the parish.

Vicar

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact David Walker (david.walker@greyfriars.org.uk) who is the Vicar of Greyfriars Reading, helping oversee the appointment of the new vicar for Whitley.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Reading

Planting Curate

All Saints Worcester (Resource Church)

The next curate at All Saints Worcester will be a key member of the senior ministry team, working directly and collaboratively with the Vicar, Associate Vicars and staff team, sharing in the leadership, development and care of the whole church.  They will be integral to the development of All Saints as a resource church, with an expectation they will either plant a new church or move into a parish embracing renewal in partnership with All Saints.

Planting Curate

To arrange an informal conversation, please contact Rich Johnson (Vicar) on rich@allsaintsworcester.org.uk along with a copy of your CV.

Closing Date: Whilst there is no formal closing date, we are looking to make an appointment by October 2019.

Job Type: Full Time

Area: Diocese of Worcester