We are seeking a full-time Assistant Priest (preferred) who has a ‘missionary’ mindset and a strong commitment to teaching the Scriptures. The position would commence early in 2020, or as soon as possible. An ordained Anglican with some experience in ministry is preferred but we are keen to get the right person, so please make contact if this opportunity interests you and let’s talk!
About the parish:
Holy Trinity was the second Anglican church established in Launceston and dates from the early 1840’s, with the present building replacing an earlier one at the turn of the 20th century. In the 1920’s, a more ‘Anglo-Catholic’ approach to worship was introduced, though it would be misleading to describe the parish that way today. A better description would be that it is a liturgical Anglican church which retains some of the ‘trappings’ of a more Anglo-Catholic heritage. Holy Trinity itself is a city church with a modest sized congregation. The parish now includes three smaller church centres: St Matthias’, Windermere, St James’, Franklin Village, and St Andrew’s, Evandale. St James’ is at the southern end of Launceston, while St Matthias’ is about 20km to the north on the east bank of the Tamar River and St Andrew’s is 20km south, near the airport. These centres represent a range of styles, though all are recognisably Anglican. Services are held weekly at Holy Trinity and St Andrew’s, with bi-monthly services at the other two centres.
Archdeacon Dane Courtney became the Rector in March 2017, after running three different parishes in Sydney. He is also the part-time Archdeacon for the North-Eastern part of the Diocese.
This is a parish with a great deal of opportunity – a city centre, a suburban centre, and two centres located in small villages which have a strong sense of community. Both of the small villages will potentially have significant new housing developments in the coming years. The Rector, part-time Assistant Priest, and Honorary Assistant all have a strong commitment to the Bible as the Word of God and are warmly supportive of the Diocesan Mission to be ‘A church for Tasmania, making disciples of Jesus’.
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