- get alongside clergy and lay leaders to help them develop plans for mission and ensure they are put into practice;
- build relationships with clergy that encourage their ministries to flourish;
- look for and take fresh opportunities for growth across the archdeaconry.
Archdeacon of Malmesbury
Enabling mission across a varied area as part of a changing senior team.
The Archdeacon of Malmesbury will bring passion, energy and focus as they work with an archdeaconry that includes every kind of ministry context.
The archdeaconry, which spans north and east greater Bristol, the rural areas and towns of South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire, and Swindon, is full of variety and potential. Its two Mission Areas and the Resourcing church in Swindon are examples of the kind of pioneering mission that the Diocese is looking to extend.
Following a review of senior staffing by the Bishop’s Council, the Archdeacon of Malmesbury will be the first of two archdeacons to be appointed by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull as she begins her ministry as Bishop of Bristol. They will have a particular responsibility for the use of church buildings for mission across the Diocese and bring their strategic and collaborative gifts to developing the next plan to further the Diocese’s Creating connections vision.
We welcome applications from BAME candidates who are under represented on the senior team.
Interviews: 13 and 14 November 2018