This is a key role, which supports the vision, activity and ministry priorities of the church and, in particular of the Vicar as he leads the church and fulfils his wider role.
The role will involve strategic, organisational and administrative elements and there will be a need to work proactively. The right candidate will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills alongside a heart to see the vision of the church implemented.
We are looking for an experienced PA, as we have not had anyone in this role previously.
St Pauls Leamington Spa
Our purpose is to follow Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life.
St. Paul’s lies close to the centre of the popular town of Leamington Spa, recently voted one of the best towns in the country to live. The congregation is drawn from the parish and a wider area.
St. Paul’s is probably the largest church in Coventry diocese. Before Covid struck, we had around 750 people of all ages who saw themselves as part of our church family, and came at least monthly (approx. 475 adults, 150 children under 11, 80 young people aged 11-18, and 50 students in term time). On an average Sunday, attendance across the different services was around 350 adults and 130 children/young people. It remains to be seen how things will settle down as we get back to a new normal. We currently have around 75% of those numbers on Sundays, with others joining online. During the pandemic, we have seen people moving on, and others joining us, including people coming to faith online.
We have seen slow, steady, unspectacular growth over the last 22 years since Jonathan Jee became the vicar in 2000. His conviction is that healthy churches will grow, and his focus was on church health. St. Paul’s did grow, and we now have a sense that it is time to look to plant new worshipping congregations (NWCs), rather than just getting bigger ourselves. The Diocese have recently designated us as a Mission Hub (Resource) Church, and we are looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use us in this new season. It is an exciting time for the church.
The church is clearly evangelical and gently charismatic, and is involved with the New Wine network of churches. Our vision and values can be found on our website, together with full annual reports for the last few years (www.stpl.org.uk). These annual reports give a good sense of the life of our church family.