St Katharine’s Eco-Church

 

During the last year we have provided bags of clay for our children’s creative enjoyment, but what is clay, where does it come from and how might it help us know more about God?

Have you got stuck in the mud on your walks around Holt? It is SO muddy because beneath the soil is a layer of clay that doesn’t let the rain water soak away. This clay was laid down in Jurassic times.

We have collected some of the clay that the workers of the Tannery site have dug up while digging below the old Beaven Office.

Eventually we will be able to create something that will be fired but first there is a lot of preparation to be done. First we rolled the clay and made dinosaurs using cookie cutters; it felt gritty. Now the clay has dried and we pounded it  to break it into small pieces. There is still more refining to be done over the coming weeks. We hope you will watch    our progress.

Eco-Church NEEDS YOU!

Help us do our bit to recognise the Climate and Ecological Emergency. We have made a good start. If this is something close to your heart and you can offer a little time to be part of a group carrying this forward please contact the office!


Youth and children’s pastor – job advert

We are looking for a part-time youth and children’s pastor to join our team. Someone who is passionate about developing children’s and youth work within St Katharine’s Church, Holt, Wiltshire and the wider community, and who will build on the excellent work already developed with children and young people.

This is a key role within the life of the church, and is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate youth and children’s pastor to re-start our youth group and develop outreach. The role will equally cover developing the children’s ministry within the church, working with a team of volunteers. You will be a motivated leader who can develop, lead and inspire this team of volunteers. The team is passionate about encouraging children and young people to come to faith, to grow and develop their faith and to share the good news about Jesus.

Recognising that churches have become particularly dependent on links through technology in recent months, it is expected the appointee will have a good working knowledge of on-line technology, social media and digital communications.

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2021

Interviews will be held on 10 April 2021 (although there could be flexibility around this date)

The successful candidate will encourage active participation of children, young people and families in the life and work of St Katharine’s Church and take lead responsibility for organising youth and children’s work, particularly on Sunday mornings and through weekly activities for young people.

Our young people have asked for:

  • “someone who can bring back Friday night Sky 1 as I enjoyed the fun I had there with my friends”
  • “someone interesting and easy to talk to”

The successful children and youth pastor will:

ensure that a youth programme is delivered – this is at minimum Friday nights, but may also include some provision on Sunday mornings.

seek to disciple children and young people into personal relationships with God, in both larger groups and smaller relational settings.

shape a strategy to reach young families in the area, and help them meet Jesus and connect with the church.

seek to grow the children’s and youth ministry by creating attractive and compelling environments to which they can invite their not-yet Christian friends.

Part-time post (0.5 fte – 18.5 hours per week) £22,000 pro rata per annum. Initially for two years.

Start date: As soon as possible after the interview date

It is an occupational requirement that the post holder be a practising Christian.

Requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check

St Katharine’s church is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and considers that their safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance.

The role of Youth and Children’s Pastor will be subject to a safer recruitment process and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check because of the significant and unsupervised contact with children.  This role will also require a Barred List Check as the position constitutes Regulated Activity.

For an application pack please contact Lucy Waterman (PA to the Rector) at the Benefice office.

Email: united.benefice@outlook.com   Phone: 01225 782717