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Associate Vicar at Liverpool All Saints

Vacancy Reference cofe/TP/71584/5324

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3 Year Interim
£27,271 p/a
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Diocese of Liverpool
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Liverpool All Saints is a parish that grew out of the uniting of four parishes in 2011.   Since then the parish have engaged with their local communities across two centres of worship in diverse and exciting ways.  All Saints is an Open Evangelical parish influenced by charismatic renewal and passionate about engaging with the mission of God in their community.

The ministry of All Saints takes place in an inner-city area of high deprivation just a short distance from Liverpool city centre.  The parish is a key partner in the ongoing transformation of the area engaging in new outreach balanced with inherited church and social justice projects.

As the next Associate Vicar of All Saints you will be part of a committed and supportive leadership team.  In partnership with this team, and with ecumenical and social justice partners, you will be a key part of responding to the social needs of the community. You will engage with the diverse and growing existing congregations while leading in new areas of ministry and outreach particularly in pioneering new church communities.


Short Listing: Monday 27th March

Interviews: Monday 17th April

For more information on this vacancy please contact the acting Archdeacon of Liverpool the Revd. Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes on:  


Like everyone entering a new role in the Diocese, you will accept the priority of these areas, and will measure your ministry by effectiveness in these areas. You will be supported and expected to be accountable (through the Ministerial Development Review as well as through regular meetings with your colleagues) for how they are being implemented within your area of responsibility.

In common with all clergy in the diocese, you will work together with others to:-

  1. Establish a culture of invitation in evangelism within the local church.
  2. Start new worshipping communities and maintain existing healthy worshipping communities that are accessible to all.
  3. Establish a culture in the local church of expecting a deepening of discipleship and putting into practice the 6 disciplines of the Rule of Life. 
  4. Develop prayerfully a strategy for mission and church growth and aligning it with the Diocesan strategy Fit for Mission.
  5. Identify, train, release and support new Christian leaders and teams.
  6. Encourage vocations by identifying the gifts of others and assisting people to seek God’s calling for their lives.
  7. Develop the distinctive ministry of the local Church within the wider context of the Diocese, Deanery and local ecumenical setting by establishing and maintaining good collaborative working relationships with clergy and lay colleagues.
  8. Lead your congregations both to pray for justice in the Church and the world and to recognize how, working with others, your congregations can work for more justice in the Church, your local communities, and the world.
  9. Ensure that safeguarding, financial and other governance disciplines are followed.

Main Responsibilities

  • Be committed to and further develop the well-established social justice projects within All Saints, helping us discern our response to deepening economic hardships. 
  • Keep a focus on working with people on the margins, helping us navigate and discern how to reach excluded communities.
  • Develop and encourage discipleship to equip people for mission.
  • Through compassionate and collaborative leadership encourage, inspire, equip and release people into ministry and leadership.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Will build closer relationships with other parishes in the deanery and with our ecumenical partners, and help us build new relationships with partners in evangelism and mission.
  • Will enable the whole people of God to live out the Good News of Jesus confidently in all of life, Sunday to Saturday (Setting God’s people free).
  • Will extend and deepen schools mission and ministry.

About us

Being part of the Clergy Team in Liverpool Diocese.

For many years we have been working to achieve growth in our diocese. We have used different ways to express this but the aim and direction of travel has remained the same:

“We are asking God for a bigger church so we can make a bigger difference”; said another way: “We long to see more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.”

To achieve this vision we are rolling out a diocesan strategic transformation project called ‘Fit for Mission’ which is an ambitious, growth-orientated and locally delivered change programme to enable mission and ministry to flourish in the Diocese of Liverpool. All clergy in the Diocese are expected to align themselves fully with this vision and work to its fullest possible implementation.

We have 4 mission priorities which are foundational to this vision:

(i)  introducing people to Jesus;

(ii)  deepening discipleship;

(iii)  developing Christian leaders, and

(iv)  working for justice.

We are determined to make these priorities real in our life and ministry that includes:

  • a commitment to working in teams rather than in isolation,
  • a major investment in lay leadership,
  • a radical re-structuring of our parishes and
  • a releasing of clergy to enable them to focus much more fully on their gifts and vocational call.

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