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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

Vacancies currently advertised:

Vicar, St Cuthbert, Fulwood, Preston - click for advert:  /  click for parish profile: Closing date 29 June 2016.


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

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

Longridge St Lawrence & St Paul

Blackpool St John

Overton St Helen

Ribchester St Wilfrid

Little Thornton St John

Over Kellet St Cuthbert

Marton St Paul


Following first advert the parishes below are still vacant:

Associate Priest, Over Wyre group of parishes 


Blackburn Archdeaconry

Half Time Vicar - Darwen St Barnabas - advert - closing date Monday 28th June.  Interview Wednesday 6th July


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

Coppull & Coppull St John

Gisburn St Mary

Hurst Green St John & Mitton All Hallows

Appley Bridge & Parbold

Chorley St Laurence

Over Darwen St James & Hoddlesden St Paul

Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury


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: bishop@bishopofblackburn.org.uk 

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

Blackburn St Silas - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Julian: 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 - reviewed June 2016

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Letter to potential applicants from Diocesan Bishop

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, 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 http://www.cofnw.org.uk/ to get the bigger picture.

 
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