Diocese of Carlisle

Vacancies List

  • Vocations Lead for Ministry Development

    The Diocese of Carlisle is looking for a Vocations Lead for Ministry Development to:

    • Be a catalyst for cultural change within the Diocese of Carlisle so that all Christians are nurtured, encouraged and resourced to live out their call to discipleship
    • Contribute to the development of a healthy and safe culture to enable effective discernment
    • Contribute to ‘Growing our Own’ by introducing vocations pathways for locally based lay leaders and Self-Supporting Ministers

    Are you a creative and dynamic layperson or priest experienced and passionate about enabling and equipping others within the Christian tradition to participate in the mission of God?

    Do you have a drive and passion for enabling the growth of local and younger lay and ordained vocations?

    Do you have the skills and experience to support rich vocational pipelines by developing and delivering accessible, inspiring, and diverse development programmes?
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  • Digital Support Enabler

    The Diocese of Carlisle is looking for a Digital Support Enabler to:

    • enable Mission Communities to make the most of digital opportunities for discipleship, pastoral care, evangelism and environmentalism.
    • equip Mission Communities and the churches within them to select appropriate digital approaches and tools, according to their specific contexts.

    This is a full-time position, 35 hours a week.
    Salary: £39,284 FTE plus a 15% pension contribution Read more

  • Priest in Charge - Inglewood Benefice

    We are looking for either one or two people who will:

    • be a pastor with a big heart for people who engages with both church members and the wider community.
    • be a good team player as well as team builder, who can develop relationships and be a good and sensitive listener, able to lead us positively through change as we move forward.
    • help the church engage with the wider community in more intentional ways including working with schools.
    • enable us to continue to work more closely together.
    • have an ecumenical mindset
    • be a person of prayer, spiritually rich, with a focus on growing and making disciples.
    • be committed to working together with our diverse communities who are looking for a leader to walk alongside us as we seek to be God’s Church in our rural context.

    We welcome applicants for the full time role or for the alternative clergy couple job share.
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  • Rector of Grasmere; Vicar of Rydal (held in plurality) and Chaplain to Rydal Hall

    Grasmere and Rydal are rural communities in the beautiful Lake District National Park. The parishes want people to come to know the love of Christ and for the church to be an integral part of village life.

    Being Chaplain to Rydal Hall is a true missional opportunity, guiding guests, staff, and passers-through to reflect, to listen, and to re-connect with each other and with God. It is hoped that through both traditional and innovative ministry - genuine Christian hospitality in all senses - Rydal Hall becomes a bright beacon to the Lakeland community and beyond.

    We are looking for someone who:

    • Will give us spiritual leadership, pastoral care, inspiration in worship, and guidance
    • Will show a commitment to mission and pastoral ministry for local residents, the Rydal Hall community and visitors
    • Has a desire to see the church grow: by uniting the church, the community and the CofE Primary School
    • Values the traditional service format but has an openness to develop services which are innovative and accessible
    • Offers strong leadership with good organisational skills
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  • Priest in Charge - South Barrow Team Ministry

    It’s Barrow itself, the friendliest most unassuming place I have ever visited, let alone lived in.’
    Isabelle Hardman Deputy Editor of The Spectator

    This role presents a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to serve as the Missional Priest-in-Charge in South Barrow Team Ministry. The role will focus exclusively on St George’s so as to enable the successful candidate to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of both the parish and surrounding area by spearheading the establishment of new worshipping communities, fostering spiritual growth, and creating a lasting impact in this urban setting.

    • Do you want to minister amongst 'salt of the earth' people, as together the Church in Barrow seeks to be 'salt and light' in our communities?
    • Can you build upon good foundations and continue to help us provide welcoming community, meaningful worship, and accessible Bible teaching that grows disciples?
    • Can you help pastor a town, not just a congregation, with a Christian faith that is prepared to get its hands dirty?
    • Are you ready for the opportunity of planting new Christian communities in a place where roots go deep and tradition is precious?
    • Can you hold out Christ as grace amongst the grit, as hope for the hurting, and as true satisfaction for those unsure as to whom they are seeking?
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  • Rector - Benefice of Workington

    The united benefice comprises the parishes of St Michael and John which between them cover the important market town of Workington. The worship is liberal Catholic in expression. The social life and fellowship is strong and vibrant where the nurture of children and young people is a priority. The parishes have a shared strategy to grow closer to God, grow greener, grow younger, and grow outwards into the town.

    We are seeking a woman or man who is:

    • Grounded and nurtured by the liberal Anglo-Catholic traditions of worship, prayer and liturgy;
    • Prayerful and empathetic;
    • A collaborative, energetic and empowering leader
    • Committed to mission and civic engagement and partnership;
    • Enthusiastic about preaching and deepening the faith of others, whatever age;
    • Gifted with a heart for young people;
    • Pastoral and approachable;
    • Committed to warm, ecumenical relationships;
    • Blessed with a sense of humour.
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  • Priest in Charge - Living Waters Benefice

    Full-time Mission Community Leader and Priest-in-Charge - Living Waters Benefice*
    (Allonby, Aspatria, Crosscanonby, Dearham, Gilcrux and Hayton)


    Someone who is…

    • an enabler of the ministry of all Christians
    • inspiring and energetic with a conspicuous joy and deep faith
    • a team worker and collaborator
    • approachable and relational, with a good sense of humour
    • down to earth and forward looking
    • a good listener
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