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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.

Vicar, Christ Church, Thornton-le-Fylde - closing date 23 February

Vicar of Over Wyre Parishes - closing date 13 February

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

House for Duty Vicar - Accrington St John with Huncoat St Augustine

Priest in Charge - Ellel St John w Shireshead St James

Vicar - Mereside St Wilfrid

Rector - Croston, Bretherton and Mawdsley

Vicar - Freckleton Holy Trinity

Priest-in-Charge - Darwen St Cuthbert

Priest-in-Charge - Chipping with Whitewell

Vicar - West Pendleside Parishes

House for Duty Vicar - Lytham St John the Divine

House for Duty Vicar - Hoghton Holy Trinity

Vicar - Altham St James w Clayton le Moors All Saints

Vicar - Scorton, Barnacre & Calder Vale

Priest-in-Charge - Woodplumpton St Anne

Additional Information

A Guide to the Appointments Process by Role - October 2012

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 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, while Tracy 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 www.cofenw.org.uk to get the bigger picture.

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