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Picture yourself in one of the most diverse regions in England. From the hustle and bustle of two thriving metropolises and magnificent northern industrial towns, to the calm tranquil rural parishes, Lancashire and the North West has everything. If you’re called to work with extremely deprived communities, suburban parishes or wealthier areas you will find God has a position for you. And if you come to Lancashire and the North West you will find the best of everything: excellent sport, fine cultural attractions, a scenic coastline and dramatic countryside.

Have a look at our vacancies and see what opportunities there are for you to step out in a new direction.

Lancaster Archdeaconry

 Vicar of St Paul's, Ansdell & Fairhaven - advert / parish profile - closing date Monday 14 December 2015

Team Vicar, St Thomas’ Church Lancaster and Priest-in-Charge, St John’s Ellel - advert / profile - closing date Friday 4th December

Blackburn Archdeaconry

Priest in Charge of Haslingden St James and Musbury St Thomas advert / parish profile - closing date Thursday 3rd December midday

Vicar of Nelson Little Marsden - advert /  parish profile - closing date Thursday 3rd December midday

Priest in Charge of St Silas Blackburn - advert    /    parish profile - closing date Thursday 10th December

SSM Associate Priest Colne - advert - closing date Wednesday 2nd December

The following parishes are vacant or are soon to be vacant, awaiting the appointment process to proceed:

Accrington St John w Huncoat St Aug; HfD

Woodplumpton St Anne

Ashton on Ribble St Michael and All Angels and Preston St Mark

Hurst Green & Mitton

Rishton St Peter & St Paul

Langho St Leonard

Additional Information

A Guide to the Appointments Process by Role - April 2015

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

For more about the Diocese as a whole, including a video featuring our Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson (who recently made the move to the North West for the first time himself) click here to go to our Diocese page on the Church Times website.

Find out the stories of those who have already moved here on our companion website http://www.cofenw.org.uk/

Those stories include two people from our Diocese: Rev. James Gwyn-Thomas from the relatively new church plant in Buckshaw Village, near Chorley and Rev. Tracy Charnock, a vicar from Blackpool.

James moved here with his family from Cambridge, whileTracy speaks from the point of view of someone who has lived and worked in the North West all her life and loves it. As Tracy says: “The North West is a vibrant, amazing place with towns and cities that have a real sense of community about them.”

So have a look at the vacancies we currently have available here in this 'vibrant, amazing' region and don't forget to head on over to http://www.cofnw.org.uk/ to get the bigger picture.

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