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Interim Cathedral Priest (part-time)

The Dean and Chapter seeks to appoint an interim Associate Priest who will work with other members of the clergy team, Chapter, and with Cathedral staff, volunteers, and congregation, to further the mission of the Cathedral. We are seeking a person with with proven experience of ministry with children and adult carers of children.

Line Manager: The Dean
Hours: 13 hours a week 

About the role

The role of part-time interim Associate Priest at Chelmsford Cathedral is being offered for a fixed-term period of eight months. The priest will not be an executive member of the Cathedral Senior Leadership Team, nor will the priest be a member of Chapter. This is a part-time appointment. It is a 0.33 post without housing. 

The Associate Priest will work with other members of the clergy team, Chapter, and with Cathedral staff, volunteers, and congregation to further the mission of the Cathedral. We're looking for someone with proven experience of ministry with children and adult carers of children with a desire to share spirituality with parents and adult carers. Attending Junior Church and Little Robins, the Cathedral baby and toddler group, the Associate Priest will particularly be responsible for presiding at baptisms at the Cathedral, especially for infants and children who are connected to our children's groups. 

The Associate Priest will also be responsible for the regular monitoring and answering of the emails and telephone calls to the Cathedral requesting pastoral care for members of the congregation. They will be responsible for ensuring that requests are followed up by the appropriate volunteer or member of the clergy team. co-ordinate and encourage the Home Communion team in their ministry, including overseeing regular training sessions.

We would like the appointment to begin as soon as possible after May 1st 2024.

Closing date: Monday 22nd April 2024 at midnight 

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