Team Vicar, Mission Lead for New Communities, Ely Parish

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The Bishop of Ely seeks to make an appointment for the post of Team Vicar, Mission Lead for New Communities, Ely Parish

This role is created in recognition of the fast emerging mission opportunity in the City of Ely – and includes responsibility for whole areas of housing, a school community and fringe relationships which require significant additional bandwidth to engage in a meaningful way.

You will be part of a four-person leadership team of ‘equals’, sharing responsibility for discerning and developing the vision for the parish and working with colleagues, lay leaders and mission teams to implement the vision.

Ely’s proximity to Cambridge – with its flourishing Pharmaceutical, Health, IT and Education sectors - has led to it becoming a hotspot for housing and employment. What has always been a flourishing Market Town is now well into a new phase of significant growth – which will transform Ely’s character and which offers new and exciting missional opportunities for the church.

With experience in forming and leading new gatherings, missional communities or new forms of church, and with a willingness to take risks and learn from experience within a supportive team.

We would like our new Mission Lead to:

  • Lead mission to the new housing developments – 10,000 people arriving over 10 years.
  • Lead outreach via new missional communities, gatherings or groups.
  • Lead mission to St Mary’s CofE Junior School and its communities.
  • Lead outreach to those whose life events we have conducted.
  • Build our fringe through ‘pop-up’ events and courses in the “marketplace” cafes, pubs etc.
  • Collaborate to offer vibrant Sunday worship suitable for newcomers to belong to.

The Role offers:

  • A collaborative and encouraging leadership team of ‘equals’.
  • A chance to be strategic and creative.
  • A chance to develop your leadership, coaching and communicaiton skills.
  • A chance to develop teams and trust them to take risks.
  • A chance to encourage vocation in members of all generations.
  • A chance to utilise our “soon to be transformed” building for new community initiatives.
  • A family home in the new housing developments.
  • A family environment in a wonderful market town as it continues to grow apace.

Applications and further details

The Diocese is committed to safer recruitment practices with people working or volunteering with children and therefore this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.


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