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:

ARCHDEACON OF NEWARK

URGENT Message to Applicants re Covoid-19

In light of the current circumstances with coronavirus, the appointment timeline for the Archdeacon of Newark will need to be revised.  The closing date on Pathways (if you have already started the process) remains 29 March 2020. 

Once we are able to provide greater clarity on timescales, we will be in touch to ask if you are content for your application for the Archdeacon of Newark to be re-submitted. 

Thank you for your understanding.

NOTTINGHAM ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

Sneinton St Cyprian, Nottingham – Priest in Charge

St Cyprian’s is a Traditional Catholic parish in the Church of England and The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham has invited the Bishop of Beverley to provide alternative Episcopal sacramental and pastoral care. St Cyprian’s is affiliated to The Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda, and registered with Forward in Faith.

We are prayerfully seeking a House for Duty Priest in Charge (Sunday plus two days)  who can put into practice our mission statement and support the Southwell Diocesan Vision of “Growing Disciples, Wider, Younger, Deeper. .

We would like an enthusiastic and committed Priest who will:-

  • Lead us in Catholic worship to deepen our discipleship, prayer and sacramental life
  • Inspire younger people to be involved in the life of our church, support outreach into schools, strengthen our Sunday School and encourage our uniformed organisations
  • Help us foster links with the local community and other religious organisations in the area.

We can offer our new priest:-

  • A welcoming church community with a cohesive and committed congregation
  • A modern well-equipped vicarage, located in a quiet area close to Nottingham city centre
  • A high standard of music
  • Strong links with other Anglo-Catholic parishes

For an informal discussion and further information contact the Venerable Phil Williams, Archdeacon of Nottingham at archd-nottm@southwell.anglican.org.

The parish profile may be downloaded from the following link: Parish profile

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

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 required.

NEWARK ARCHDEACONRY VACANCIES

Kirkby in Ashfield St Thomas; Kirkby in Ashfield St Wilfrid – Priest in Charge

Our church family is seeking a good shepherd to spiritually nurture and sustain us and lead us into pastures new by taking up the challenge of fulfilling our vision. Our vision is to reach out to our community and engage with them to bring them to faith so that they may experience the joy of knowing a loving God. Are you the good shepherd we seek?

The town of Kirkby in Ashfield is in the West of our Diocese and in bringing together the two parishes we are committed to bringing cohesion to our Anglican presence in the town which is one of the former mining areas in Nottinghamshire.

Priorities:

  • Create clarity about the stages and support we offer to visitors and new church members in their journey of faith and engaging with their spiritual development.
  • Recognise the diversity of current styles and patterns of worship and develop alternatives.
  • Create a culture for young people and families to belong to the church, working towards the congregation reflecting the age profile of the parish.

You will:

  • Be friendly, approachable with a sense of humour and full of the love of God and
    enjoy being with people. Someone who has visionary qualities for ministry in an area like ours.
  • Have a creative approach to enable people of all ages and backgrounds to deepen and grow their faith and be able to preach and encourage good practice in pastoral evangelism.
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively with and develop the ministry and lay support teams.
  • Be able to engage with and relate to a diverse range of groups and individuals.
  • Be inclusive of all people wherever they are in life, and whatever their needs and means.
  • Be able to demonstrate how your previous achievements and experiences might influence your future ministry

What We Offer:

  • A spiritual energy sustained by our loving God and a desire to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • A friendly and open community; both in church and in the locality.
  • A committed core that have journeyed with God and each other, and welcome others in.
  • Openness to developing the church and changing.
  • Respect for your home life, holidays, and time off each week; as well as time for your own spiritual refreshment.
  • A desire to ensure practical support.

The parish profile may be downloaded from the following link: Parish Profile 2019

For application queries: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts. NG25 0JH; email archdeaconspa@southwell.anglican.org; Tel: 01636 817206

For informal discussion and further information, please ring Mark Adams, Assistant Archdeacon, on 07850 844809  or email Mark.adams@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.

 

Overseas applicants may apply for posts. 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.