Pioneer Associate Vicar

  • Clergy
  • Yeovil

Diocese of Bath & Wells

This is an exciting role for an ordained person with a vocation to mission. It has two elements:

  1. To plant a new Christian worshipping community in a new housing estate to the West of Yeovil.
  2. To share in the leadership of a growing urban parish.

Working in partnership with other churches, and sharing in the resources of a large urban parish, this new role will lead the local church in mission to a new housing area. Our vision is to see people coming to Christ, and to plant a new Christian community into a growing new estate. Longer term, another large new estate may provide the opportunity to plant again.

You’ll also work closely with the Vicar in the leadership of St James’ & St Peters churches in Yeovil. The parish has a paid Administrator, Youth Worker, and Family and Children’s worker, and teams of Lay Worship and Pastoral Assistants.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an ordained Pioneer priest, and/or has experience of church planting and mission in new housing estates.
  • Has a passion for mission and an ability to relate to non-Christians.
  • Loves the Bible and can teach it with creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Can lead and develop a team, and work as part of the wider parish team.
  • Is adaptable, prayerful and good with people.
  • Is hospitable, and willing to use their home as a base for ministry and building relationships – a new build property on the Agusta Park estate has been bought for this purpose.

Notable dates

Closing date for applications:  22 April 2024 at 12 noon
Visit and interviews:  13/ 14 May 2024

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