Wednesday, 08 May 2024 11:17

Rector of the Benefice of Kirk Langley, Mackworth, Mugginton, Kedleston, Longford, Long Lane

We offer a once in a life-time opportunity to partner with us in building from scratch and pioneering in brand new contexts.

Our benefice was formed on 1st January 2024 and so we are coming together for the first time and seeking a new priest-in-charge who will work with us to explore creative and innovative ways of communication,administration and governance to enable us to flourish and thrive in our existing ministry so that we can prioritise the new missional opportunities available to us.


We offer a once in a life-time opportunity for a priest – the chance to rebuild a burnt down church and reform a worshipping community. We are currently at the stage of forming our Mission Action Plan and beginning community consultation on the design of the interior of the building. Other exciting opportunities for pioneering include two new housing estates, one as yet unbuilt; a brand new Church of England school; hopes for new worshipping communities in partnership with our local schools; pastoral care amongst the farming community in an innovative partnership with Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy.

You will need to be entrepreneurial and pioneering; pastorally gifted and a confident teacher and nurturer to build teams of lay people; a skilled co-ordinator and organiser who is be excited by the opportunity to think across boundaries and imagine new potential, possibilities and partnerships; someone who can enjoy resourcing rural mission in traditional village churches as well as pioneering in creative and innovative ways breaking completely new ground.

We offer you a desirable home in beautiful rural Derbyshire on the edges of the Dales and the Peak District but within 15 minute drive of the City of Derby.

Enquiries to: Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales,nicky.fenton@derby.anglican.org 

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

Letter from the Bishop of Derby

Parish Profile

Role Description

Application Form

Closing date: Noon, Friday 7 June 2024

Interview dates: Wednesday 26 June 2024

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