Thursday, 11 January 2024 11:47

Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Matlock, St Giles with Dethick, Lea and Holloway

Exciting and unique opportunities for mission and ministry!

We hope our new priest-in-charge will lead us into a dynamic and collaborative future, supporting mission and our outreach across the wider Matlock area including the area of visitor engagement and tourism and working closely across boundaries to encourage and help people of all ages to experience the beauty of a life with God.



The two parishes share similar worship traditions primarily sacramental Anglo-Catholic tradition at Matlock and middle ground liturgically based traditions at Dethick, Lea and Holloway. We also want to reach out with Fresh Expressions of worship, growing younger and more diverse as we form new worshipping communities. Each parish is blessed with a friendly and dedicated team of lay volunteers and retired clergy with PtO.  

Matlock and Matlock Bath draw flocks of tourists and bikers every year and Cromford is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hurst Farm Estate in Matlock is one of the 10% most deprived housing estate communities in the country. The parishes include church and non-church schools and an established ministry to young people across the area. We want our new priest-in-charge to maximise the opportunities that these different aspects of community life present.

We offer a modern 4 bedroomed house with garage and woodland garden in a cul-de-sac within walking distance of primary and secondary schools, a beautiful park and Matlock town centre.

Within easy reach of Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and the M1 we are situated in a rural Derbyshire market town setting by the river Derwent and surrounded by glorious rolling hills.

Do you hear God calling you to this ministry in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales? If so, we look forward to meeting you.

Enquiries to:

The Venerable Nicky Fenton Archdeacon of Derbyshire Peak and Dales nicky.fenton@derby.anglican.org

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

Bishop of Derby's Letter

Parish Profile

Role Description

Application Form

Closing date for applications:  Noon, 16th February 2024

Interview date: 13th March 2024

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