The Parochial Church Council of St Neots with Eynesbury is seeking to employ a Children's and Families' Missioner, to be based in the Parish Office in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.
St Neots is a growing, thriving, and attractive Cambridgeshire market town with a historic heart that is rooted in the story of faith. In March 2020, two historic churches came together as the Parish of St Neots with Eynesbury - a single parish east of the Great Ouse (west of the river is the parish of Eaton Socon in the Diocese of St Albans), with two church primary schools, five (now six) other primary schools (all but two under the same academy trust), as well as a school for children with special needs and both the town’s secondary schools.
Within the Changing Market Towns (CMT) project, we are looking for a colleague to join the St Neots town team, reaching out particularly into longer-established areas of the town (some of which include pockets of substantial deprivation), complementing the Fresh Expression work that has been happening in recent years in the new developments at Loves Farm and now also Wintringham Park.
You will be joining a team that includes a Team Rector who arrived in 2020, experienced and new assistant clergy, accredited lay ministers, a newly appointed CMT Youth Pioneer, and a CMT Operations Manager, all playing their part alongside other town churches in bringing Christian faith to new generations. Further details on the Diocesan context and the aims of the CMT team can be found at: https://www.elydiocese.org/church-in-action/changing-market-towns/
The Diocese of Ely is one of 42 regional areas of the Church of England. The diocese covers an area roughly similar to the county of Cambridgeshire, but also includes some parts of western Norfolk, Peterborough, Essex and Bedfordshire.
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