Vacancy

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Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever... ...Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.    Hebrews 13

 

We're currently in vacancy and are advertising for a new vicar. We are praying for a person who is

  • An inspiring preacher and teacher
  • Warm and approachable
  • An encourager and enabler, to help us build up a greater sense of church family

And who will help us fulfil our ‘Big Plan’ for the church building as we seek to cherish the past and embrace the future.


Update April 2020:

Although our church building has been closed due to the coronavirus, work has still been going on to appoint a new vicar.

The closing date for applications was 15 April and shortlisting took place on 21 April. We are hoping to hold interviews towards the end of May, but clearly this will depend on the coronavirus situation.

 


Update February 2020:

Interviews were held at the end of January, but we were unable to make an appointment on that occasion. A second day of interviews will be held at the beginning of May.

 


APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should apply directly to the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the Venerable Ian Bishop, rather than to the parish. Here are two useful links:

We'll post any further developments on this page, as the information becomes available. In the meantime, we ask you to join us in praying for the parish and for the applicants, as we go through the process of discerning who will best fulfil God's purposes for the church and community here in Mottram Parish.

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent 
in the fellowship of the gospel 
that, always abiding in you, 
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns with you, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever.

Amen