St James the Greater is a vibrant place, a worshipping community which has much to offer people of all ages
The Church of St James the Greater, in the Diocese of Leicester, in the East Midlands, can be found just to the south of the centre of the City of Leicester, on the main A6, opposite Victoria Park.
With a design influenced by the great cathedral of Torcello in the Venetian lagoon, it was built between 1899 and 1914, to serve the expanding city of Leicester.
There is a thriving congregation, and the worship is varied, maintaining the best of the Anglican tradition, liturgically and musically, attracting people from all walks of life and from all over the county of Leicestershire and beyond.
The Ministry Team are here to offer support, advice and practical help at all the important times in family life.
FORTHCOMING CONCERTS AT ST JAMES THE GREATER
A SPIRITUAL HOME FOR THE ARTS
City of Leicester Singers Saturday 1st April, 2017
Leicester Bach Choir Saturday 8th April, 2017
NYCGB Fellowship Octet Thursday 27th April, 2017
For more details, please see our Concert Booking page
Applications are invited for the post of
Vicar of St James the Greater, Leicester
Are you a gifted and imaginative priest with a mature spirituality ready to join us on our journey into a challenging future?
St James the Greater is situated strategically just to the south of the city centre. With a thriving congregation, worship maintains the best of the Anglican tradition, liturgically and musically, attracting people from all walks of life and from all over the county of Leicestershire and beyond. At the same time the congregation seeks to engage with the residents of its small, multi-ethnic socially deprived parish.
St James is a single church benefice with an adjacent substantial vicarage, but without a churchyard.
The new Vicar will:
- share and develop the PCC's vision of St James as a spiritual resource for its members, working to build the Kingdom of God in our city.
- be committed to maintain and lead a mainstream style of choral Anglican worship.
- actively develop provision for youth work, family centred worship and outreach.
- work collaboratively, particularly with other churches in the mission partnership and with groups from other faiths.
- rejoice in and utilise the diversity within both our congregation and parish.
If this is you then you may be the Incumbent we are praying for. You will find a warm welcome from a committed Christian community.
Application forms and Parish Profile are available from :
Mrs Wendy Dunnington,
St Martins House,
7 Peacock Lane,
Tel: 0116 261 5309
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 March 2017
Interviews: Monday 8 May 2017
This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure
The coming week
Wednesday 29th March, 2017
Thursday 30th March, 2017
Friday 31st March, 2017
Saturday 1st April, 2017Concert: City of Leicester Singers
Sunday 2nd April, 2017
5th Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday)
Monday 3rd April, 2017
Tuesday 4th April, 2017
Wednesday 5th April, 2017