Full time

Pioneer Evangelist (Children & Families) for Rochdale Centre of Mission

Location: Rochdale Greater Manchester

Closing date: 5th October 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a pioneering evangelist, Lay or Ordained, to minister across two estates in Rochdale.

Lead Evangelist Bing Liu began the work of this new Centre of Mission in March this year, and has already made an impact in his witness to families and individuals.

As Pioneer Evangelist you will be excited by living and working amongst people deeply disconnected from church, who face many challenges typical to urban estates, and be passionate about helping them to discover the joy and freedom of faith in Jesus Christ. Working under the Lead Evangelist you will communicate the good news by word, action, lifestyle and prayer, especially to children and families. Together you will establish new Anglican Christian communities, under the banner of Hope Community, Rochdale, through building relationships, evangelistic projects and growing teams of volunteers.

The CoM will resource and enable other churches in the Rochdale Deanery, that they may become more confident and capable in evangelism.

The successful candidate will love Jesus, love people, be an innovator who brings about change in people’s lives and in communities, and enjoys gathering and encouraging small teams.  If you’re passionate about unlocking God’s potential in people’s lives, please apply.


£23,679 per annum


37.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends as part of the role)


If a Church Army commissioned evangelist, non-contributory, operated by the Church of England Pensions Board.

If not Church Army commissioned, then the employee will be assessed under auto-enrolment pension legislation and if eligible, minimum contributions will be made.


Housing appropriate to the needs of the ministry and of the Evangelist will be provided free of rent by Church Army on or adjacent to the estate.

Annual Leave

25 days plus public bank holidays (33 days total).


Full-time, open-ended (funding anticipated for 5 years).


An enhanced DBS check required and compliance with Church Army’s Safer Ministry policy.


4 weeks (after probation period).

Occupational Requirements

This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under the provisions made in the Equality Act 2010 that the post holder has an active faith in Jesus. The successful candidate must be in agreement with the vision and values of Church Army and Manchester Diocese.

Closing Date

5pm 5 October 2021


19 October 2021 with a morning tour of the area followed by lunch and interviews in the afternoon.

More info

For more information on the role, please see the recruitment pack here.

For more information on the role, please contact Richard Cooke (Regional Development Officer, North) richard.cooke@churcharmy.org

How to apply

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