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.
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
email@example.com . 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: -
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.
For more information please contact bishop john at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01926 427465.
Can you bring energy and enthusiasm to Warwickshire?
The Arden Valley Group is situated in a delightful part of south Warwickshire close to Stratford-upon-Avon and the county town of Warwick, with its adjacent major transport networks. Whilst our five village communities share many similarities, there are specific talents, needs and ambitions within each of them.
Informal conversations are most welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Venerable Morris Rodham on (024) 7652 1337 or 07506 731 892 (email@example.com )Area Dean, the Reverend Stephen Burch on 024 7646 6262 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date: Noon, Friday 19th May
Interviews: To be held on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June
Are you a strategically minded priest looking for a challenge? The NCD Survey results put Allesley All Saints in the top 15% of churches conducting surveys, so with strong foundations and in good heart, All Saints church are ready to take a fresh step into what God has.
Informal conversations are most welcome with Area Dean, the Reverend Alison Evans on 024 7659 1994 (email@example.com ).
Closing date: Noon, Friday 28th April
Interviews: To be held on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Area Dean, the Reverend Alison Evans (024 7659 1994).
Closing date: Noon, Friday 19th May
Interviews: To be held on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th June
Bedworth is a large town and parish, just to the north of Coventry, mixed socially but with significant areas of deprivation. All Saints and St Andrew's could have a significant role in working with others in addressing the needs and aspirations of people in these more disadvantaged areas.
The parishes are in good health and ready to grow!
Informal conversations are most welcome with Area Dean, the Reverend Frank Seldon on 024 7634 6413 (email@example.com).
The weekly diocesan eBulletin advertises job opportunities in churches, schools and other communities. Such posts include:
- Community workers;
- Parish administrators;
- Youth workers.
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