St Chad’s and St Mark’s Church, Parish of Central Wolverhampton is looking for an Intercultural Worship and Events Enabler.

They are a multicultural congregation situated in the superdiverse area of Graiseley in inner city Wolverhampton. The church has seen significant numerical growth in recent years as they have consciously focussed on their mission to their diverse local context. As a church they have become both younger and more ethnically diverse with a large proportion of their congregation from global heritage backgrounds.

They have received funding from the Church of England Innovation Fund to develop a programme called ‘All God’s People’ that seeks to develop participation, models of discipleship and leadership within their church that reflects the cultural diversity of their community. The theological underpinning behind this is Revd Dr Martin Luther King’s understanding of the Kingdom of God as ‘Beloved community’ alongside a worship style that is Eucharistic and a strongly Inclusive and Affirming Church ethos.

Closing Date: 30th June 2023

Interviews: 7th July 2023

Salary: Salary: £35,000 pro rata (£18,000 pa)

Contract type: Three Years

Hours: 18 hours a week

Location: Wolverhampton

This role funded for three years will seek to help develop this programme in two ways:

Musically – through the development of the music in their worship that draws upon a diverse range of cultures and styles and encourages a diversity of approaches within the context both of their existing strongly Eucharistic practice and through additional worship initiatives as appropriate.

Celebratory Events – Co-ordinating and facilitating regular celebratory events throughout the year that draw upon the diverse cultures within their congregation giving people an opportunity to share their culture and to experience the culture of others and also invite people beyond the church to experience their celebratory and inclusive approach to the gospel.

They are looking for a committed and passionate individual who shares their vision for an inclusive and diverse church community.

If you are excited about the opportunity to help develop this programme, they encourage you to apply.

Further Details and How to Apply

For further information please read the Job Description, Personnel Specification and details about the project at the Church of England Pathways posting about the Post

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About Church of St Chad and St Mark

We are the Church of St Chad & St Mark often referred to as ‘ChadMark’ a diverse Christian community in a diverse area with people of different cultures, faiths and backgrounds living side by side.

We are seeking to follow the Way of Jesus in inner city Wolverhampton. That Way is based in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus explored in the writings of the New Testament of the Bible. One of the most beautiful passages from this are the teachings of Jesus known as The Beatitudes sung here by Sweet Honey in the Rock

We are part of a group of four churches who form the Parish of Central Wolverhampton in the Diocese of Lichfield in the Church of England a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion and are part of a growing group of churches nationally who are part of the Inclusive Church Network

We are also part of the Welcome Churches Network, welcoming refugees

We are managed and led by our District Church Council who oversee the day to day running of the church with the Vicar