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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.

If you wish to apply for any of the posts below please complete this application form

Lancaster Archdeaconry

Associate Priest, Over Wyre group of parishes - click for advert.  Closing date 31 May 2016

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

Ribchester St Wilfrid

Little Thornton St John

Marton St Paul

Over Kellett St Cuthbert

Blackpool St John

Overton St Helen

Fulwood St Cuthbert

Preston All Saints

Blackburn Archdeaconry

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

Hurst Green St John & Mitton All Hallows

Coppull & Coppull St John

Gisburn St Mary

Appley Bridge & Parbold

Chorley St Laurence

Darwen St Barnabas

Over Darwen St James & Hoddlesden St Paul

Gisburn St Mary

Lostock Hall St James & Farington Moss St Paul

Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury

Longridge St Lawrence & St Paul

Blackpool St John

Overton St Helen

Following first interview the parishes below are still vacant:

Accrington St John w Huncoat St Augustine - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Julian on bishop@bishopofblackburn.org.uk 

Darwen St Cuthbert - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Julian on bishop@bishopofblackburn.org.uk

Blackburn St Silas - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Julian on bishop@bishopofblackburn.org.uk

Haslingden St James and Musbury St Thomas  - parish profile

Additional Information for all appointments

A Guide to the Appointments Process by Role - April 2015

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Vision 2026 summary

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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