Interim Minister, Newcastle Holy Cross

The Bishop of Newcastle wishes to appoint a Interim Minister to the parish of Newcastle Holy Cross

'Behold, I am doing a new thing…’

(Isaiah 43.19)

Newcastle Diocese is seeking to respond to God’s call by developing new patterns and partnerships for mission and ministry. Holy Cross is needing a full-time priest to work with the existing congregation and wider community for a three-year period in order to discern the next steps in the life of this parish. 

Holy Cross is a parish church set in a large, diverse city suburb, not far west from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. There is a strong Eucharistic tradition, as well as a willingness to engage with new patterns of mission and ministry and a desire to build on good relationships and partnerships in the community.

The role is ideal if you are someone ready to enable the church to explore its identity and future direction, attentive to the Spirit’s activity in our communities, particularly with children and young people, and can encourage others in building confident partnerships, leading through transition with pastoral sensitivity. 

As Interim Minister, you will be an experienced priest, a reflective, pastoral practitioner able to work with others to discern and grasp mission opportunities. You will seek to inspire prayer, discipleship and understanding of God’s Word, building foundations of a culture where all are welcome. You will lead the parish in active collaboration with the mission of the deanery, exploring possible future partnerships across parish boundaries with energy, commitment and imagination, as well as enabling Holy Cross to grow in mission and ministry potential.

For an informal conversation please contact:

The Rev’d Canon Christine Brown, Area Dean

Telephone: 07707785075


The Rev’d Canon Rachel Wood, Acting Archdeacon of Northumberland

Telephone: 07469 950198


Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon on Friday 18th June 2021

Parish visits to be held on Monday 5th July 2021

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 6th July 2021 

Role description

Person specification

Application form

Statement of Particulars

Holy Cross Powerpoint Presentation

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