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Team Rector - Benefice of Egremont

Egremont (pop. 9,000) is an historic market town changed significantly by mining associated with West Cumbrian iron and steel production. More recently its economy and community have become closely associated with the nuclear industry, while the benefice area continues to include significant farming.

Situated between the World Heritage Site of the Lake District National Park and England’s ‘Energy Coast’, its three churches and their associated communities offer significant change and challenge for a new Team Rector.
 
He, or she, will oversee the parish church of Egremont, a daughter church at Bigrigg, and the parish church at Haile. Together these provide an exciting opportunity to develop the Benefice within an emerging mission community as part of the ‘God for All’ ecumenical initiative in the Carlisle Diocese.

The Benefice offers
• an established Christian presence in a supportive community
• financial stability in a mixed and changing economy
• a hospitable rectory, and well-regarded schools on the doorstep of stunning mountain and coastal landscapes
• open hearts and minds for the development of mission initiatives
• vibrant lay support, and ecumenical companionship through Churches Together
• open, reflective Eucharistic worship in the modern Catholic tradition

The Benefice seeks a person who
• will bring vision and vocation to encouraging mission engagement
• is both leader and ‘team player’; friendly, sociable and approachable
• will encourage lay Christians to develop their gifts
• will be eager to offer Christian commitment to local schools, and other expressions of community
• will identify and develop opportunities to enhance local social and pastoral care
• is at home, and enjoys both urban and rural communities.

For further information, and to examine the Parish Profile please visit:
www.carlislediocese.org.uk/our-diocese/jobs.html
 
For an informal conversation about this position please contact
The Archdeacon, The Ven Richard Pratt
Tel: 01900 66190. Email:archdeacon.west@carlislediocese.org.uk

and/or The Rural Dean, the Rev Allen Banks
Tel: 01946 61470. Email:allenbanks@btinternet.com

Completed applications by email to the Archdeacon of West Cumberland.
Closing Date: 6.00pm 2nd December 2018
Interviews: 9 & 10 January 2018

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