Rector and Priest in Charge: Fakenham, Fulmodeston


Posted on: Monday 31 January 2022


Fakenham and Fulmodeston churches are looking for a Rector and Priest in Charge

Fakenham and Fulmodeston are delightfully different churches set in very different contexts, who have learned to enrich each other’s life and ministry by working with the same parish priest. You will find collaborative and engaged communities, desirous of supporting their priest and their parish, and keen, with you, to share the joy of the faith with those around them. Their ‘can-do’ approach makes this one very attractive post and not two impossible ones.

Both the parishes of Fakenham and Fulmodeston need and want, to nurture missionary disciples who can draw others into the joy of faith. While the diversity of worship available at Fakenham has many advantages, a new Rector will want to ensure that the church knows its tradition and is confident in that, in order to grow.

They will be looking for a candidate who is able to encourage lay people to take active leadership roles and to support those who already have such roles, who is intentional about church growth with concrete ideas as to how to bring this about, and who has a good track record of building relationships. Underpinning this, we are seeking a candidate who is rooted and grounded in prayer. We do not need someone who can do everything, but rather an incumbent who can envision, motivate and liberate colleagues to engage young and old alike. We hope for a priest who can build up the Christian congregation, create a compassionate community in and beyond the churches, and concentrate enough, but not too much, on finance and administration. We believe that our new diocesan vision, to be Transformed by Christ: Prayerful, Pastoral and Prophetic, provides an excellent foundation on which to build and against which to revise and update Fakenham’s Mission Action Plan.

Closing date: Friday 11 February 2022

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