Diocese of Newcastle

Vacancies List


  • Chaplain

    Passionate about working with and for older people, those living with a dementia, their carers’ and families? Experience of delivering inclusive Chaplaincy services?

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  • Priest in Charge (half time) for the parishes of Ford and Etal and Lowick with Kyloe and Ancroft

    The Bishop wishes to appoint a priest in charge (half time) for the parishes of Ford and Etal
    and Lowick with Kyloe and Ancroft (held in plurality) in Norham Deanery.

    We are seeking a lively and energetic half-time priest-in-charge to lead these three parishes by creating a collaborative way of working across traditional parish boundaries. The successful candidate will therefore be an experienced leader who is also a team player with the ability to nurture gifts and skills in others. There is an opportunity to develop the pattern and styles of worship, especially to reach children, young people and their families. The new parish priest will have a deep interest in rural matters and enjoy being a visible presence amongst vibrant rural communities.
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  • Rector and Lecturer of the parish of St Andrew’s Hexham

    The Mercers Company and Lord Allendale as Patrons with the Bishop of Newcastle wish to appoint a rector and lecturer of the parish of St Andrew’s Hexham.

    We are looking for an inspirational leader who can enable both lay and ordained ministerial colleagues to develop their gifts and skills. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to working with local partners, a wider vision that links the parish into the Greater Churches Network and a global perspective to connect the Abbey into worldwide issues. A new parish priest will enrich the Abbey’s life through an engaging preaching ministry, well developed pastoral abilities, strategic leadership for the growth of disciples of all ages and excellent organisational and communications skills.

    Following the recent uniting of the Abbey with its former priory buildings there is now a significant opportunity to unite the parish’s spiritual heritage with its growing outreach to the local community. The new rector will be involved in the governance of a limited company which oversees the Abbey’s commercial operations and will lead on drawing the parish’s mission and its business activities together effectively for the future.

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  • Vicar to the benefice of Scremerston, Spittal and Tweedmouth

    The Bishop of Newcastle with The Mercers’ Company and the Chapter of Durham Cathedral
    wishes to appoint a vicar to the benefice of Scremerston, Spittal and Tweedmouth.

    We are searching for a skilled team leader to be the first incumbent of this new benefice who will lead the three parishes as they grow a distinct identity together. There is an Associate House for Duty priest based in Spittal and other ministers lay and ordained who support a mission and ministry team.

    The new parish priest will be someone who is outward looking with the ability to relate to and build relationships with a diverse community and its institutions. They will be mission-minded and interested in exploring pioneering ways of expressing the Christian faith, able to develop innovative ministry with families, children and young people and to draw out the potential for ministry in all of God’s people. Above all, they will be someone who can encourage and inspire all in prayer, discipleship and understanding of God’s word.
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  • Residentiary Canon Director of Mission and Ministry

    We seek a gifted, motivated, visionary and prayerful individual to serve as a Residentiary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral who will also join the Bishop and her Senior Team to develop, deliver, and oversee our strategy for mission and ministry in the Diocese. Read more

  • Priest in Charge (half time) Holy Cross Haltwhistle and St Cuthbert’s Greenhead

    We are seeking to appoint a priest in charge (half time) of the parishes of Holy Cross Haltwhistle and St Cuthbert’s Greenhead in Hexham Deanery.

    We are looking for a priest, in a half-time role, who will enjoy living, working and being involved in the benefice’s communities and support all that is changing for the good.


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