Parish Vacancies

A rare opportunity has arisen to appoint a part time (3 days p/w plus Sundays) Priest in Charge for the Chatsworth villages in the glorious Peak District National Park.


We are looking for an outstanding and innovative leader to come and work with us to further the mission in our individual local contexts and to explore ways of engaging further with the visitors to Chatsworth House and wider home estate.

You will find an eclectic and friendly mix of people and supportive PCCs who are looking for someone to share our passion for the delights of the Book of Common Prayer - yet we are also open to other types of worship.

You will need to be pastorally gifted, inclusive and a discreet listener.

We will offer you a desirable 4 bedroomed house within Edensor Village, access to a wide range of benefits associated with the Chatsworth Estate along with outstanding schools, and of course the beauty of the National Park.

Enquiries to: PA to the Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales: ellie.ballard@derby.anglican.org

For further information and to apply, please use the links below:

Bishop of Derby's Letter

Parish Profile

Person Specification

Applcation Form

Closing date: Noon, Friday 03 March

Interview dates: Thursday 23 March and Friday 24 March


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Located to the north-west of Chesterfield, within easy reach of both the town centre and the Peak District National Park, the older, established suburb of Newbold is expanding through new housing developments and provides opportunity for creative mission rooted in the liberal catholic tradition of the parish church.

We are looking for a person of deep faith, with a heart for mission and the ability to lead collaboratively, whose life and ministry is rooted in prayer.

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Located in a growing village nestling near the edge of the glorious Peak District National Park, we are an established, traditional, village Church with a regular weekly congregation of 60+; one parish with a heart to grow through mission and outreach across all age-groups.

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An exciting opportunity to lead our church on the next stage of its journey!

Located at the edge of the Nottingham conurbation and in close proximity to Long Eaton, the Parish Church sits alongside the River Trent.  All Saints’ and St Mary’s are one benefice with the smaller chapel of St Mary’s located more centrally within the parish boundaries.

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Come and join us in the beautiful Peak District! This parish, known as ‘The Capital of the Peak’, is on the edge of the Peak District National Park and located to the north of the market town of Buxton. It is part of the Peak Deanery.

                                         This is an interim, fixed term, post for 3 years.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is a transformational, collaborative and innovative leader
  • is energetic, enthusiastic and strategic in seeking to develop a future vision in conversation and partnership with surrounding parishes
  • has experience of managing change and can lead through pastoral reorganisation
  • can communicate and teach the Christian faith effectively and attractively to all ages and diverse social and economic backgrounds
  • is committed to developing and resourcing the laity to grow the kingdom of God across our parishes
  • has a heart for children and young families and an experience of working well with schools and other organisations
  • is outward-facing, community-focused, and will minister in a way which is visible and accessible

We can offer:

  • Modern four-bedroom accommodation in Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Welcoming and supportive congregation
  • Good local schools at both primary and secondary level
  • A place of outstanding natural beauty in which to live and work

Enquiries and expressions of interest to: Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales' office: ellie.ballard@derby.anglican.org 

For further information, please use the links below:

Bishop's Letter

Parish Profile

Job Specification

Application Form

Closing date: Noon, Friday 17th March

Interviews: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th April

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Patron: The Lord Chancellor

This is a stimulating and challenging post based in north-east Derbyshire, close to Sheffield and on the edge of the Peak District.

The Team comprises 5 churches:

  • St John’s, the historic (c1135) Parish Church of Dronfield
  • St Swithin’s, Holmesfield
  • St Mary’s, Unstone (LEP)
  • St Andrews, Gosforth Valley, (LEP) based in St. Andrew’s School
  • St Phillips, Holmesdale
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The below parishes are currently vacant.  This is for information only and details regarding recruitment will be made available when known.

Derby City and South Derbyshire Archdeaconry 

  • Allestree St Nicholas and Quarndon
  • Boulton
  • Derby St Bartholomew and St Luke
  • Derby St Peter and Christ Church with Holy Trinity
  • Findern and Willington
  • Foremark and Repton with Newton Solney
  • Pride Park, Wilmorton, Allenton and Shelton Lock
  • Swadlincote & Hartshorne 

Derbyshire Peak and Dales Archdeaconry

  • Ambergate and Heage
  • Brailsford with Shirley, Osmaston with Edlaston and Yeaveley
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Fairfield, Dove Holes and Peak Forest
  • Hayfield and Chinley with Buxworth
  • Longstone, Curbar and Stoney Middleton
  • Matlock Bath and Cromford
  • Whitfield
  • Wirksworth Team Ministry - Team Rector and Team Vicar 

East Derbyshire Archdeaconry

  • Calow and Sutton-cum-Duckmanton
  • Crich and South Wingfield
  • Dronfield with Holmesfield Team Ministry - Team Rector 
  • East Scarsdale Team Miinstry - Team Rector
  • Newbold
  • Staveley and Barrow Hill Team Ministry - Team Rector
  • West Hallam and Mapperley with Stanley
  • Wingerworth


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