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.
When you come to Lancashire, you will find the best of everything: excellent sport, fine cultural attractions, a scenic coastline, dramatic countryside, and great schools.
Please read this letter to potential applicants from our three Bishops, and then have a look at our vacancies (below) to 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
Vacancies currently advertised:
Vicar, St Lawrence with St Paul, Longridge - click here for advertClick here for parish profile
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
Overton St Helen
Over Kellet St Cuthbert
Marton St Paul
Following first advert the parishes below are still vacant:
Blackburn Archdeaconry (click here for a map)
Vicar of Oswaldtwistle - advert / parish profile - closing date 5th December
The following parishes are vacant or are soon to be vacant, awaiting the appointment process to proceed
Coppull & Coppull St John
Rufford & Tarleton
Barrowford St Thomas & Newchurch in Pendle St Mary
For an informal conversation about any of these parishes please contact The Archdeaon of Blackburn, Ven Mark Ireland on 01254 958836 or The Bishop of Burnley, The Rt Revd Philip North on 01254 503087
Following first interview/advert 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 -firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01254 248234
Hoghton Holy Trinity House for Duty Priest - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Julian - email@example.com or by telephone 01254 248234
Gisburn St Mary - House for Duty Priest - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Philip - firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone -01254 503087
Rector of Chorley St Laurence - parish profile - if you are interested in this post please contact Bishop Philip - email@example.com or by telephone 01254 503087
Additional Information for all appointments
A Guide to the Appointments Process by Role - reviewed August 2016
Recruitment Monitoring Form
For more about the Diocese as a whole, including a video featuring our Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson (who 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.