Dr Karen Groves is a recently retired palliative care consultant. She will be giving a talk at St. Helen’s Parish Centre, Alexandra Rd., Crosby, on Thursday 21st March at 7.30 pm. “Walking in the Winter of Life.” This talk will look broadly at what it means to be approaching the end of our lives, what preparations and changes we might want to make to live life to the full to the end, and how we assess and meet the spiritual needs of those who are dying. There is free parking in the church car park and no charge for the talk. Everyone is welcome.
The Golden Book
Please note that from Easter each Golden Book entry will be £15 plus postage. Golden Book entries have been £10 since 1982, and currently we are not covering our costs. We know how much having people’s names inscribed in our Golden Book means to you and we do hope you understand. Our system is being upgraded and in the future you will be able to make on-line entries which we hope will be convenient to some of you. Watch this space.
Parish and Deanery Development Adviser
An opportunity has arisen for a Parish and Deanery Adviser to join the archdiocese.
The post-holder will work collaboratively with clergy and lay people, individuals and groups within parishes and deaneries, and with their colleagues in the Department and beyond.
The principle focus of the role is to help the local church (deaneries and parishes) to discern, implement and evaluate their vision and strategic direction in line with the Pastoral Plan.
To thrive in this role you would need to be comfortable networking with a wide range of groups and individuals with differing levels of knowledge and experience. You will be experienced in collating and sharing information which supports decisions. You will be a strategic thinker who is able to plan and deliver projects involving multiple stakeholders whilst realistically managing expectations.
You will be joining a small and relatively new team of professionals who are all committed to supporting the delivery of the Pastoral Plan.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lucy Starr (email@example.com) to arrange an appointment with our COO Martin Miller.
Director of Pastoral Development
An opportunity has arisen for a Director of Pastoral Development to join the archdiocese.
The post-holder will strategically and operationally oversee the Pastoral Development function of the archdiocese by providing support and resources to the local church and help identify future needs.
The focus of the role is on the following areas:
To thrive in this role you would need a sound working knowledge of the Catholic faith and experience of project and change management.
You will lead a small team of professionals who are committed to supporting the delivery of the Pastoral Plan and will be a member of the Senior Management Team providing strategic direction to the Archdiocese. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lucy Starr (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an appointment with our COO Martin Miller.