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Part Time Ministry Experience placement role (3-4+ hrs per week), North London Pastoral Assistant Scheme (NLPA)

Closing Date: 31/07/2023
Contact: Fr James Hill
More information: https://www.north-london-pastoral-assistants.org.uk/

Would you value the opportunity to experience parish ministry in a vibrant context in North London as your time commitments allow? Would you appreciate support as you explore your sense of vocation alongside your full- or part-time work or study commitments?

The North London Pastoral Assistant Scheme is a long- and well-established Scheme that offers young people (women and men) the opportunity to work for a year or two in a parish context, alongside priests and people, in our lively, diverse parishes of both traditional and liberal catholic integrities.

The Pastoral Assistants/Ministry Experience scheme members serve in some of London’s most vibrant, challenging and diverse parishes. We seek to appoint Pastoral Assistants to service in Camden Town, Hornsey, Kentish Town, and Tottenham from September 2023 – and are excited to be offering a part-time pathway alongside our long-established full-time pathway.

The roles provide an opportunity to get involved with some of the breadth of the mission and ministry of the parishes including liturgical, pastoral, hospitality, musical, teaching, social outreach, and other mission and evangelism activities – as time commitment allows.

The placements will be combined with practical and vocational guidance, membership of a praying and worshipping community, and support and friendship with others on the Scheme, both full- and part- time (including the opportunity to attend formation sessions and a trip abroad if other commitments allow).

This part-time placement will be tailored to suit individual circumstances, work commitments, etc. and could involve just a few hours a week. The precise schedule will be determined by consultation between the Supervisor (the Parish Priest) and the Pastoral Assistant.

If you are interested in finding out more about a part time Pastoral Assistant placement as part of the NLPA scheme from September 2023 (or sooner), then please visit our website for more information and to complete an application online. Please feel free to apply at any time in advance of the closing date.

To arrange an informal conversation about the roles on Zoom please contact Fr James Hill (frjameshill@nullhotmail.co.uk).

An enhanced DBS check will be required for all Pastoral Assistants participating in the Scheme.

The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community. We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.

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