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Transforming Wigan has two key principles undergirding everything we do.  These are ‘Relationship’ and ‘Leadership’. 

To realise such a huge vision we need to bring together the unique gifts and abilities of each and every disciple to provide the movement required. This can only be achieved with a commitment to building strong servant-hearted relationship and leadership throughout the new Church Wigan.

Stronger relationship is required as we look beyond the confines of our parish buildings, services, habits and rituals to the whole of the population of Wigan.  We are growing a new sense of being the Body of Christ together in Wigan serving Him, one another and others in a renewed way.  We are moving from being a people who “go to church’ to a people who are literally “church to go.” This will mean helping one another to grasp new ways of seeing and understanding the mission and ministry of the Church going forward.  It will mean listening and encouraging one another to take the faithful risky steps forward that are now required.

Leadership is a shared responsibility of those called to take on the various roles that require this special servant-hearted ministry.  Leadership in our strategy is being renewed in every part of Church Wigan.  Our stipendiary clergy are being helped to take on new oversight roles within each of the new Hubs as Hub Leaders or Associates.  We are raising up a whole new raft of Local Missional Leadership to enable us to refresh our existing Worship Communities and plant fresh new ones. 

In and amongst this we continue to nurture mission-ministries within the leading and growing of the whole Church Wigan.  This includes the renewal of our Reader ministry, Chaplaincy ministry, Youth and Children ministry, etc.  We are also exploring some specifically targeted posts at the moment to help boost the strategy.  One of these is a pilot scheme in one Hub with a post called ‘Hub Engagement Manager.’ Another is some focused interim mission-ministry posts for clergy to help existing parish churches journey through a ‘refresh’ programme to help them shape up for a growing future.

We would love you to be part of the team.  You may already be exploring this within your Worship Community in Wigan or you may be considering a new step forward in your ordained, licensed or commissioned role from outside Wigan.  If you want to explore this further please drop an email to us and we will follow-up as quickly as possible.


Transforming Wigan
has two key principles undergirding everything we do.  These are ‘Relationship’ and ‘Leadership’.
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Chapelfield Hub Leader Vacancy


Chapelfields Hub Leader

Chapelfield Hub Leader Vacancy


Chapelfields Hub Leader

Leadership and Relationship are the two key principles in the Transforming Wigan movement.  This is a collaborative movement requiring huge personal and corporate investment in the change journey. 

If you are the person to join the overall Leadership Team you will have an overwhelming call from God to be a leader of change alongside the other leaders in this team.  You will also want to grow team yourself in your Hub as you seek to refresh and plant Worship Communities. The overriding purpose is to make and grow disciples of Jesus who make and grow disciples of Jesus.

It would be foolish to think that this is simply an exercise in doing church a bit differently.  This is a journey of transformation. We are facing up to the brokenness of the current model that served the past well but is mainly redundant in the present. The challenge is to help church members recognise this and engage in it as a matter of urgency. 

The majority of our traditional Worship Communities in Wigan Deanery – with declining and ageing congregations – prefer their ‘parish church’ description and status.  They view the situation from the confines of their parish church building and their parish services.  There is a desperate hope among those who are left that they might still receive enough priestly ministry every week to cover their regular services that are predominantly Eucharistic.  They are mainly fearful and wary of the transformation agenda, more resigned to it than embracing it!  However, there are some people in each of these communities – a growing number each month – who are beginning to get it and warm to it. The challenge for the new Hub Leader will be to focus on these few helping them to lead the change whilst resisting the incessant cry for maintaining the status quo.

Nelson Mandela said, “There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go in a new direction, confident they are leading their people the right way.” These are the sort of leaders we need in Church Wigan.  If you are appointed you will be joining a strong, collaborative and supportive team who pray together first, seeking God’s wisdom and strength, and work hard together in close partnership to lead the change.  We are cultivating many more leaders, lay and ordained, to serve in the transformation mission movement and we are beginning to see the benefits of this working out on the ground.

If you get the slightest stirring of the hope, faith and challenge of this journey mixed with a reasonable amount of anxiety and fear, then please pray and explore this possible way forward for your mission-ministry with us.

Please contact Tim Montgomery (tim.montgomery@liverpool.anglican.org) if you want to chat further about this post. 

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