Ministry Vacancies

Southwell & Nottingham Diocese is a great place to be in ministry for mission! We specialise in creative and stimulating appointments, have generous churchgoers, some beautiful churches and our cathedral is a gem. It’s a varied and exciting area to live in, with excellent access to other parts of the UK. We take care of our church leaders with good quality housing and supportive deanery colleagues. Fresh stipendiary/non-stipendiary/retiring/part-time clergy and laity are welcome. 

Our current vacancies are as follows:

 NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

Burton Joyce with Bulcote and Stoke Bardolph; Lowdham with Caythorpe and Gunthorpe – Priest in Charge (Vicar Designate)

 We are excited about the opportunities for growth in a new benefice currently being formed with two parish churches and four smaller worshipping communities, situated in these beautiful, vibrant, commuter/rural communities of the Trent Valley between Nottingham and Southwell.

We are praying for someone of energy and vision to build on all that is good while releasing the untapped potential there is. Could this be you?

What we offer:

  • An attractive place to live and work – close to Nottingham’s cultural and recreational facilities but located in the countryside
  • Church congregations that want to grow and collaborate together
  • A full-time curate to be appointed into the new benefice
  • Two Church of England Primary Schools and connections to a County Primary
  • Well-established community networks with multiple opportunities for mission, evangelism and discipleship
  • Joining newly appointed, lively and supportive colleagues within the local deanery group.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a confident and prayerful faith as a disciple of Christ
  • Enjoys people of all ages, inside and outside the church
  • Has experience of leadership in a growing church, especially with younger people, families and children
  • Is a gifted communicator, teacher and preacher
  • Is a collaborative leader able to release the gifts of members and train a curate
  • Has the ability to engage with, understand and disciple more affluent residents often working in significant roles within the City and County

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish Profile / Clergy Application form

Closing date 22 September 2017 / Discernment process 6 November 2017

For informal discussion and further information, please contact Sarah Clark, Archdeacon of Nottingham, on 07917 693285

or email archd-nottm@southwell.anglican.org.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Nottingham St George – Priest in Charge

St George’s in the Meadows is a new full time stipendiary opportunity for an enterprising priest to lead the parish into fresh growth. St George’s is under the sacramental and pastoral care of the Bishop of Beverley.

For informal discussion and further information, please contact Father Nicolas Spicer on (01909) 472180 or email vicar@worksoppriory.co.uk. The parish profile can be downloaded from the link below:

Profile / Clergy Application form

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

 

NEWARK ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

Blyth and Scrooby with Ranskill – Priest-in-Charge (0.5)

An opportunity to minister in the footsteps of the Pilgrim People of God.

When the Pilgrims set sail for new lives in America, many came from the area around our villages. Can you journey with us in our next chapter of ministry?

  • Enjoy pastoral ministry with a heart for growing churches
  • Have a collaborative working style involving a gifted group of lay leaders
  • Have a creative, innovative and inclusive approach to worship
  • Be excited about developing existing constructive relationships with our local schools
  • Be motivated to develop positive relationships with the wider community

Please apply via: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/     Ref No: cofe/TP/146/111

Closing date: 13 October 2017 / Discernment Process: 21 October 2017

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

(or jo.padmore@southwell.anglican.org for application queries)

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Clipstone, Edwinstowe and Perlethorpe – Priest in Charge

Is God leading you in our direction? Could you be called to serve in this beautiful and historic part of England in the heart of Sherwood Forest?

What we can offer you:

  • You would be living in the attractive village of Edwinstowe, located close to the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and in the centre of the 3 parishes
  • Good local schools including St Mary’s church school within Edwinstowe
  • Supportive, welcoming congregations and a ministry team involving active retired clergy and Readers

Hopes & Prayers for a Priest:

  • A visionary who will see and help us to grasp opportunities for growth, and will support the Diocesan vision of growing disciples wider, younger, deeper
  • A prayerful and nurturing leader and enabler who will encourage the sacramental life of the parishes
  • You will enjoy the opportunities afforded to be involved in local communities with the range of opportunities provided. Increasingly the development of tourism in the area makes that a key focus for this post
  • You will enjoy the opportunity encouraged by the variety within these communities. This includes working with our schools, different worship styles and liturgy in an inspirational, motivated and enthusiastic manner

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH, email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish Statement / Diocesan Appendix / Application form

Closing date: 22 September 2017 / Discernment Process: 24 October 2017

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

 

Mansfield St John’s with St Mary’s – Vicar

This is an exciting appointment within the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham seeking to provide visionary leadership for a potential ‘Resource Church’ with a strategic role in Growing Disciples, wider, younger and deeper.

 Mansfield is a town with a population c100,000. Fifteen miles north of Nottingham it is a diverse parish, incorporating some significant deprivation. There is engaging and dynamic lay leadership fully committed to nurturing a flourishing gospel ministry.

We seek a vicar who will lead us in

  • Growing new disciples of all ages especially developing our mission among children and young people.
  • Developing our public presence and voice in support of the wider local community
  • Spiritual renewal and numerical growth as a resource for the churches and community of Mansfield.
  • Drawing on our evangelical theology and spirituality, to develop, nurture and release the gifts of the whole congregation in mission.
  • An effective leader and bible teacher who has very good personal skills.

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish Profile / Clergy Application form / Diocesan Appendix

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

 We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Ravenshead and Newstead Abbey Chapel – Vicar

Could you be our new vicar?

Ravenshead is a large thriving village between Nottingham and Mansfield with a population of 6,500. It is well served with shops, schools and leisure facilities. There is a modern, attractive four-bedroomed vicarage in the grounds of the parish church, and as part of our outreach we have recently built a half-million pound centre which caters for 42 diverse organisations within our community.

St. Peter’s in Ravenshead was built in the 1970s and St. Mary’s Chapel is part of the magnificent 13th century Newstead Abbey (http://www.stpeterschurchravenshead.co.uk/). We seek a vicar who will engage with the Diocesan mission to grow disciples Wider, Younger and Deeper.

We are praying for someone who is:

  • Motivational, empowering and will guide our active lay ministry
  • Engaging and enjoys leading a diverse range of worship
  • An enabler who will help us to grow deeper in faith
  • Passionate about working with all ages
  • Nurturing and prayerful to provide and support pastoral care
  • Keen to be a visible and active figure in our community

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JHemail: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish Profile / Diocesan Appendix / Application form

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Skegby with Teversal – Vicar

By God’s grace, we are confident, hopeful and expectant

Are you called to join is in our diverse and flourishing Benefice? We are situated in the west of the county of Nottinghamshire and are looking to grow disciples wider, younger and deeper in line with the diocesan vision. Would you enjoy helping to lead us in this growth?

You will be:

  • A visionary leader who is excited at the thought of growing churches
  • A pastor who enjoys the task of helping people grow deeper in the journey of faith
  • Enthused by the prospect of working in a setting of gifted lay leaders in a benefice with a track record in fostering ordained and lay leaders
  • Keen to use a traditional base to explore new ways to pioneer ministry and develop new worshipping communities.
  • Excited at the thought of engaging with community life and being a key figure in the life of our excellent church school

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JHemail: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish Profile / Diocesan Appendix / Application form

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

St Mary Magdalene with St Luke’s, Sutton in Ashfield – Vicar

St Mary’s and St Luke’s is regarded as one of the most vibrant parishes within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. We are seeking a Priest who will join this creative and vibrant community and will help us engage with the Diocesan priorities of Growing Disciples Wider Younger Deeper.

Our mission statement is “Serving God, Serving Sutton”. Are you the person we are looking for?

We are seeking a Vicar who:

  • enjoys developing the leadership of others and the opportunities of being a priestly leader in a diverse community
  • sees worship as a priority and is supportive of participative worship, especially but not exclusively from a sacramental tradition
  • will be visible in the wider community
  • welcomes children and young families in church and enjoys the privilege of working with a church school community
  • is able to relate well to others and particularly to develop positive relationships with people who come for occasional offices

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH; email: archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish profile  / Diocesan Appendix / Clergy Application Form

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email David.Picken@southwell.anglican.org

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

 

For general advice about moving please contact the Clergy Appointments Adviser in London – +44 (0) 20-7898 1898

Email: admin.caa@churchofengland.org

Overseas applicants may apply for posts having consulted the Clergy Appointments Adviser above. If short listed they come for interview in the diocese at their own expense. Applicants will be assessed on the criteria for the post and if appointed it will be conditional on the Archbishop’s approval.