The Bishop of Newcastle wishes to appoint an Associate Priest for the three Parishes of Chapel House Holy Nativity, Denton Holy Spirit and 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. This is an exciting opportunity to work across 3 parishes representing the diversity of suburban and urban Newcastle in the west of the City. This is a new partnership of parishes, all in the modern catholic tradition, and all looking to grow and serve their communities in new ways.
The role is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is ready for a strategic challenge and willing to seek fresh vision for God’s mission in the world, to be attentive to the Spirit’s activity in our communities, to lead the confident collaboration of ordained and lay leaders, and to nurture inspiring and imaginative worship where all are welcome.
Associate Priest (full time)
This is an incumbent status post working alongside the Priest in Charge to establish, develop and grow this new partnership for mission and ministry. It requires creativity and vision, ability to relate well to people and to collaborate confidently. The Associate Priest will be a good teacher and pastor encouraging and inspiring all in prayer, discipleship and understanding of God’s word. They will share responsibility for all 3 parishes, but have a special responsibility for Holy Nativity Chapel House and Holy Cross Newcastle.
Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Thursday 6th February 2020
Parish visits: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Interviews: Thursday 5th March 2020
For an informal conversation about the post or for further details contact:
The Archdeacon of Northumberland
Tel 0191 270 4100 • 07469 950198