Re advertisement for Moderator - North Western Synod

Salary: Minister’s stipend
Full time, 7 year termed appointment
(Nominations/applications will be considered for those not able to fulfil the full term)

General Assembly wishes to appoint a United Reformed Church minister to serve as North Western Synod Moderator from a date to be negotiated. 


The synod includes Cumbria, most of Lancashire and Greater Manchester and small parts of Cheshire and Derbyshire; it embraces a large variety of communities and churches.

We seek a collaborative leader to take forward the synod’s missional discipleship strategy and help to develop and embed new patterns of ministry and leadership - lay and ordained - in every area of synod life. Your leadership in these transformational changes will demonstrate pastorally grounded sensitivity to the needs of ministers and of diverse churches and communities.

You will be a discerning listener and gifted communicator, who models good team working and is able to evaluate and reflect spiritually about the life of the church in its various settings.You will have a passion for social justice and advocacy for communities facing challenges and demonstrate a strong commitment to building relationships ecumenically and with other faith groups.

If you wish to nominate a minister for this post, please write to Deepti Upadhyaya at recruitment@urc.org.uk by 1 July 2019.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form and send it to: Deepti Upadhyaya at recruitment@urc.org.uk by 12 noon, Monday 12 August 2019 or by post to:
Human Resources Office, the United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
T: 020 7691 9871

Interview date: Monday 7 October 2019

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1;Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a Minister of Word and Sacraments of the United Reformed Church. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

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