Vacancies within the Diocese of Coventry
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Intern to the Bishop of Coventry

The Bishop of Coventry has been running an innovative and successful Intern Scheme since September 2010.  The Bishop is seeking to appoint two new Interns from September 2017 to work with the Bishop’s PA and the Bishop’s Secretary in the team that provides direct support to his ministry.

Between them, Bishop’s Interns cover the areas of responsibility listed below under ‘Main Activities and Responsibilities’. In some areas they are equally involved; in others they specialise; while in others one takes the lead and the other supports.

The post offers an opportunity to:

  • work closely with a Diocesan Bishop;
  • develop and apply theological and ethical understanding;
  • gain an understanding both of how the Church of England as a whole operates through its various structures and of how a particular Diocese works within it as a regional expression of the Church;
  • see the life of a wide range of parishes, communities and schools;
  • appreciate the place of the Church of England in the life of a region and the nation as a whole;
  • develop an understanding of the working of the House of Lords, the role of the Lords Spiritual in it and the place of the Church of England in public debate and policy making;
  • take part in the developing inter-church and inter-religious relationships within the Diocese and beyond, and to support the Bishop’s role in these;
  • learn about the international life of the Church, especially through Coventry’s ministry of peace and reconciliation;
  • learn the skills of working in a small, busy office;
  • acquire project management skills;
  • develop a rhythm of prayer around the Daily Office and regular celebration of the Eucharist.

In so doing, the post also provides an opportunity to discern whether to pursue a future in some form of Christian ministry and service. In essence, the intention is that Bishop’s Interns form a small community of prayer, fellowship, study and theological conversation around the Bishop at the heart of the Diocese of Coventry.

Click here to download the job description.

Click here to download the application form.

Applications should be sent to Ms Christine Camfield, PA to the Bishop, Bishop’s House, 23 Davenport Road, Coventry CV5 6PW. Alternatively you can email your application to
christine.camfield@bishop-coventry.org . Referees should include an academic referee.

The present post-holders are available for comment on the role and work of an Intern to the Bishop of Coventry: -

Victoria Price – victoria.price@bishop-coventry.org  or
Evan Rieder – evan.rieder@bishop-coventry.org

 

Diocesan Ecumenical Officer

The primary focus of this role is to assist the Diocese of Coventry in fulfilling the Diocesan Mission Purpose of Worshipping God, Making New Disciples, and Transforming Communities, principally by encouraging the development of 8 Essential Qualities throughout the life of the Diocese, especially with regard to Ecumenical Life. This role is a volunteer position which may, by permission of the Bishop, be carried out within the core working hours of an existing clergy post.

The role will involve building relationships with those working in other Christian communities in the Diocese of Coventry, in order to help inform strategic thinking and decision making within the Diocese over matters of partnership working with other Christian communities.

The role will necessitate considerable networking ecumenically, and prophetically advising senior Diocesan staff in matters of ecumenism, using, where appropriate, evidence and stories gained from within the Diocese.

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For more information please contact bishop john at bishop.warwick@covcofe.org or call 01926 427465.

Priest-in-Charge - Ansley & Arley

'Are you up for a challenge in a rural, partly deprived context?'

Then dive into Ansley and Arley's parish profile to read on...

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, the Venerable Morris Rodham on 07506 731 892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org ).

Closing date:  Noon, Friday 2nd June

Interviews:  To be held on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th June

Click here to download the job advert.

Click here to download the parish profile.

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Ansley St John.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Ansley St Laurence

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Arley St Michael.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Arley St Wilfrid.

 

Vicar - St Martin in the Fields, Finham

'St Martin's is a vibrant and enthusiastic evangelical church with committed lay leaders and members.  If you have been so touched by God's love that, like us, you are impelled to reach out to love others, then we hope you will read our profile and apply.'

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, the Venerable Morris Rodham on 07506 731 892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org ) or the Area Dean, Reverend Stephen Burch on 07546 539 670 (stephenburch59@gmail.com ).

Closing date:  Noon, Friday 23rd June

Interviews:  To be held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July

Click here to download the job advert.

Click here to download the parish profile.

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the NCD Guide.

 

Rector - Shipston, Honington & Idlicote

'We have embraced our vacancy with commitment, stimulation, energy and joyous faith!  With a new collaborative spirit, we are working to grow as the 'beating heart' of Shipston Benefice, in beautiful Warwickshire.  We aspire to have a warm and vibrant spirituality, a commitment to sharing our faith, people dedicated to faithful service, good ecumenical links, healthy relationships, and the acknowledgement that we need to embrace change and growth, as fitting for each parish.'

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, the Venerable Morris Rodham on 07506 731 892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org ) or the Area Dean, Reverend Canon Dr Jill Tucker on 07973 994 800 (revjill.tucker@btinternet.com ).

Interview dates will be displayed on the Coventry Diocesan website in due course.

Click here to download the job advert.

Click here to download the parish profile.

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for St Edmund, Shipston.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for All Saints, Honington.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for St James the Great, Idlicote.

 

Rector - Studley with Mappleborough Green and Oldberrow with Morton Bagot

'Do you see yourself as a team leader, working with a group of churches, each with their own very distinctive character?  Can you inspire and invigorate the worship and prayer life of our church and engage with the wider community in our villages?  Are you the person to lead us forward in our journey of faith?'

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, the Venerable Morris Rodham on 07506 731 892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org ).

Closing date:  Noon, Friday 30th June

Interviews:  To be held on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July

Click here to download the job advert.

Click here to download the parish profile.

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for Holy Ascension, Mappleborough Green.

Click here to download the NCD Guide for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Studley.

 

Vicar - Foleshill St Paul

St Paul's is a unique, relatively large church that lies in the most multi-cultural and one of the most deprived areas of Coventry.  St Paul's is brimming with potential in serving the most disadvantaged, in serving the BME communities and reaching out to the 20s-30s age range.  Only candidates with inner strength, strong resilience and a sense of God's call to sustain ministry serving multi-cultural, deprived communities should apply for this post!

Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, the Ven Morris Rodham on (024) 7652 1337 or 07506 731 892 (morris.rodham@covcofe.org ) or Area Dean, the Reverend Alison Evans (024 7659 1994).

Click here to download the job advert.

Click here to download the parish profile.

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the NCD guide for St Paul, Foleshill.

 

Other job opportunities

The weekly diocesan eBulletin advertises job opportunities in churches, schools and other communities.  Such posts include:

  • Chaplains;
  • Community workers;
  • Parish administrators;
  • Youth workers.

Please click here to view any current adverts.

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