Friday, 24 September 2021 09:25

Rector-in-Charge of the North Wingfield Team Ministry

This is an exciting opportunity for missional leadership in a single parish of 5 churches and one community centre in an emerging industrial context with a strong ex-mining identity. There are already good links between our churches and we recognise the benefits of collaborative working.


We are praying for a leader who:

  • is a faith-filled leader who has the capacity to listen and work as a Team.
  • is a strategic team leader, with proven results in mission and outreach, and able to see the potential in others to develop and inspire them in their vocation.
  • is an Evangelical who holds Scripture in high regard and can preach with relevance and inspiration.
  • is an experienced Priest with recognised skills to be a Training Incumbent.
  • is someone who delegates wisely and encourages initiative.
  • will encourage us to take risks and move into new areas in mission in an emerging industrial setting and new housing development.
  • whilst valuing the individual characters of each church, will help to foster unity between our five churches, and promote collaborative team working, sharing resources and strengthening our ties.
  • has experience in social media and is able to develop our fledgling skills and thus broaden our outreach.
  • will help us to plan effectively for the future and to channel and help us implement our ideas.
  • someone who values education and is keen to promote growing faith within schools in the parish.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead in mission a team of five churches in North East Derbyshire.
  • Enable five congregations who have been used to operating autonomously to work together as a team, sharing resource, vision and experience and encouraging one another in mission.
  • Help us formulate a new vision for the Team, lead in strategic development within this area of emerging post- industrial context.
  • Recognise and nurture gifts in others to enable them to lead and serve in the Parish, releasing new opportunities for mission.
  • Supervise lay ministers licenced to the Team.
  • Re-imagine and re-direct the future of the St Barnabas Centre.

We will offer:

  • A warm welcome, and a willingness from all the congregations to get involved in wherever the Lord is leading us.
  • A modern, large four-bedroom parsonage.
  • A parish set close to the edge of the Peak District National Park with good links to Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham and easy access to the M1.
  • A full-time Team Vicar colleague, a retired priest and PTO licenced readers already established in the Team.

Enquiries to:

Archdeacon of Chesterfield, The Venerable Carol Coslett

For further information, please click on the following links:

Bishop's Letter

Parish Profile

Person Specification

Application Form

Closing date: Noon, 27th January 2022

Interview dates: 28th February - parish tour and meet the teams

                             1st March - formal interview





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