St Mary and St John Camp Hill (Nuneaton): Vicar on an Interim Ministry Basis
11th Mar 2019
We welcome applications from priests in the Anglo-Catholic tradition registered with The Society (or who are willing to do so) and who:
Bishop Jonathan writes:
The parish of St Mary and St John Camp Hill has plenty of challenges: that much will be plain from the parish profile. But they are genuinely opportunities and advantages for any priest who is confident (and who wants to grow in confidence) as a pastor and teacher, willing to cultivate, very deliberately, trustful friendships across any frontiers.
Church life and early priestly ministry on the Camp Hill estate fifty or sixty years ago played important part in the development of the community; and those links have begun to be re-energized recently as the authorities, and the community itself, has invested new-found ‘Pride in Camp Hill’ (www.prideincamphill.co.uk/about-us), putting behind a history of decline after the end of the local coal industry and looking to the future.
Therefore, we need a priest – whether you’re entering your first incumbency or you’re already more experienced – who can be an imaginative teacher of a congregation with a hunger to be guided and taught, and a missionary in a changing context and community. As Bishop Christopher has mentioned, an essential part of the church’s outreach is the recently renewed relationships with the local primary school.
The single most important legacy from previous years is the centrality of the sacramental moments and rhythms in parish life. And, therefore, we need – and I, as bishop with oversight, need – a priest who believes that Church is ‘mission-shaped’ because it is ‘sacrament-shaped’: missionary because sacramental. That Christian life and learning, Christian evangelism and wider mission is a constantly celebrated, constantly deepened life in Christ’s body.
Finally, I want to echo Bishop Christopher’s endorsement of the witness of the catholic tradition parishes within the Diocese of Coventry. It’s a positive and strong and fellowship of able and imaginative priests and parishes that will be an essential network and encouragement for you, if as I hope, you’re considering seriously whether God is calling you here.
Informal conversations welcome. Please contact:
Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Morris Rodham, 07506 731 892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
the Acting Area Dean, Rev Kate Massey, 024 7637 2089 or email@example.com
the Bishop of Ebbsfleet's representative, Fr Dexter Bracey, 024 7671 1687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications to be sent to the Archdeacons' Administrative Assistant, Joe Grayson - email@example.com
Closing date for applications: noon, Friday 29th March 2019
Interviews: 9th and 10th April 2019
An application form can be downloaded from the Diocese of Coventry's website: http://www.dioceseofcoventry.org/vacancies/current