Team Vicar in the Wirksworth Team Ministry

An exciting and challenging opportunity for a priest to serve as Team Vicar in Wirksworth Team Ministry …

Set within Wirksworth, a lively and bustling market town in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, we are looking for a Team Vicar to work with a committed team of ten churches to enable and assist the ministry of those churches within their parishes.
We are looking for someone who will

  • Share in the leadership task with the Team Rector.
  • Be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues and to honour, encourage and develop the gifts and skills of the lay people in leadership across the team.
  • Recognise and seek to understand the role of the Church in rural areas, and to engage with their communities to enable the wider mission of the Church. 

It is hoped that the new Team Vicar will

  • Be prepared to take a particular “whole team” responsibility, for particular areas of ministry as agreed with the Team Rector, and to exercise leadership within those areas of our work.
  • Share the responsibility with colleagues for the continuing development of worship and our spiritual life as we encourage the growth in participation by old and new members of our congregations.

The new Team Vicar will need

  • To have a current driving licence and car
  • To be prepared to lead worship in all the team churches as part of a rota.
  • To have the ‘liturgical agility’ to lead worship in congregations which range in size, and which are used to eucharistic and non eucharistic services.

This post would be ideal for someone seeking a first incumbency position or a priest with considerable experience who would enjoy the possibility of a change of “style” of ministry.

Accommodation: The Vicarage is a modern (thirty year old) four bedroomed detached house on the Yokecliffe Estate in Wirksworth.

The closing date for this position is 27th September 2018 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held on 22nd October 2018.

The parish and person profiles are available in the links below. To be considered, please complete and return the application form to Claire Beavis, PA to the Bishop of Derby, The Bishop’s House, 6 King Street, Duffield, Belper, DE56 4EU.

For further information on Wirksworth and the surrounding area, please see

The Diocese of Derby

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Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

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