Friday, 06 January 2023 14:15

Interim Priest-in-Charge of Wingerworth

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.


This half-time fixed-term post, initially for 3 years, has a number of key elements:

  • the challenge of village growth (from 6000 to 8000 over a five year period); you would need to work with the Church to develop a fresh vision to facilitate the integration and involvement of new residents (and existing ones) into village and church life;
  • the opportunity for furthering Christ’s work in this community provided by excellent, established links to two very successful primary schools in the parish and the tremendous opportunity which these, along with a third (Church of England) school soon to be built within the boundaries could bring;
  • the joy of 2 diverse congregations made up of people from across all age ranges, supported by licensed leaders, a committed PCC and well-established volunteers across a range of activities who look forward to leadership that leads them further into all that God has for them;
  • the potential of developing mutually supportive and creative relationships with neighbouring Parishes; the hope of being ‘better together’ in some areas of mission particularly.

A modern, four-bedroomed Rectory is located next to the Church.

If you have the energy and enthusiasm to tackle what is a demanding job, and still have the ability to smile and laugh at life as it unfolds then linger no longer – we could be just the church you’re looking for and you could be just the person we seek: please take a look at our profile.

For further information, an informal conversation or to express an interest, please contact: The Ven Karen Hamblin (Archdeacon of East Derbyshire): karen.hamblin@derby.anglican.org  07496 823404

The parish profile and additional information can be accessed using the links below:

Bishop of Derby's Letter

Parish Profile

Peson Specification

Application Form

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