Vicar – The Idle and Sands, Retford

Ministerial Vacancies

Working for us as a member of clergy in one of our rural, urban, or inner city parishes will be as varied and interesting as the people of Nottinghamshire you serve. The diocese is based in the heart of the East Midlands, close to the bustling city of Nottingham, and with easy access to London by train with good transport links up, down and across the country. You can be assured of regular pastoral and spiritual support from our Discipleship and Ministry Team, ensuring that your development needs are met in your Ministerial Development Review, with opportunities for peer support and personal growth.


The Idle & Sands parish is in a beautiful part of north Nottinghamshire with lots of local attractions and amenities, in particular the historic market town of Retford. There are great stories of people finding and deepening their faith, and many exciting missional opportunities.

Comprising of nine wonderful villages, the newly formed united benefice (2019) has a rich heritage, some excellent lay leaders and three church schools providing a gateway into the community.

God is at work in our villages, and we want to share his love with our communities. The benefice is looking for a visionary leader who will grow these welcoming churches numerically and spiritually and foster a pattern of shared leadership.

If you think you have the gifts and passion to bring to this role, then do be in touch. We would love to talk further with you.

Parish Profile

For an information discussion and further information contact The Ven Tors Ramsey, Archdeacon of Newark

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.

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