Diocese of Carlisle

Vacancies List

  • Children & Families Pastor - Derwent Deanery

    The Diocese of Carlisle is looking for a Children & Families Pastor

    To work at St Aidan’s Cumbria within the Derwent Deanery, who
    • will be a leading advocate for children & families, and our ministry to them
    • will develop a strategy for mission amongst children and families not currently connected with the church, as well as discipleship for those who have come to faith
    • will Recruit, develop, lead and coordinate the Children and Families team
    • will support and resource parents in the vocation of raising children and leading them on their faith journey

    This is a full-time position, 35 hours a week.

    Salary: £29,826.00 FTE plus a 15% pension contribution.

    Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 6th March 2024

    Interviews: Wednesday 13th March 2024, to be held in Keswick

    There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder is a Christian, as
    permitted under the Equality Act 2010.

    For an informal conversation about the role please contact John Freeman at

    This post is subject to external funding until December 2026, we anticipate this role will continue with further external support.

    Please return completed applications to: HumanResources@carlislediocese.org.uk Read more

  • Priest in Charge - South Barrow Team Ministry

    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. Read more

  • Growing Younger Minister

    Do you want God to Reach Deeper into communities?
    Do you have a heart for children and young people?
    Do you want a new challenge?

    The Diocese of Carlisle is looking for a
    Growing Younger Minister

    To work within the Heart of Westmorland Mission Community, who will

    • Play a key role in the spiritual development of young people in our schools, including leading regular acts of collective worship, offering clubs and other resources.
    • Engage with young people outside of church or school contexts and develop a culture in which young people can explore Christianity.
    • develop the skills, talents, and gifts of volunteers, and support them to grow their leadership and service among our young people.

    This is a full-time position, 35 hours a week.
    Salary: £29,826.00 FTE plus a 15% pension contribution.

    This is a fixed-term role for three years, with the ambition to extend if funding can be found.

    Closing date for applications: Noon, Monday 26th February 2024
    Interviews: Thursday 7th March 2024.

    For more information about the role please contact Stephen Tudway at stephen@northwestmorlandchurches.org.uk
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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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  • Children and Family Ministry Team Leader

    You may have heard that unfortunately we were unable to appoint to this part -time role during the recent interview process.

    We hope to start the recruitment process for this role shortly. If anyone would like an informal discussion, they are welcome to contact Revd David Sargent revdave.sargent@outlook.com
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  • Diocesan Advisory Committee Chair

    The Bishop of Carlisle and Bishop’s Council are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) to support its members and the DAC office in supporting parishes in their development and care of churches in the Diocese of Carlisle.

    This is an opportunity to serve the Church and local Heritage, and to help create a legacy of well-maintained and well-used buildings. The guidance and support offered by the Chair and DAC to congregations is of huge value, as our parishes plan for and manage changes to their buildings in ways that balance worship and mission needs with conservation of their heritage, and as they address the challenges and opportunities their buildings face.

    Our new Chair will need
    • a real passion and enthusiasm for the mission of the Church, and for church buildings (both historic and modern)
    • a pragmatic approach to the challenges faced by those caring for churches and churchyards.
    • experience of chairing constructive meetings where participants with varying views and fields of expertise are heard and respected, and any disagreement successfully managed so a way forward can be reached

    The DAC has a Secretary; if you are interested, you may find helpful an initial conversation with her (Morven Anson) or the Acting Chair (Archdeacon Richard Pratt) on dac@carlislediocese.org.uk
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  • Northern Young Leaders Project Interns

    The Northern Young Leaders Project is an exciting internship. We are looking for six young adults from the UK (aged 18-30) interested in exploring their calling and vocation, through a year volunteering in churches, parishes and pioneer projects across Cumbria. You will join with interns from across the world who come on a mission exchange here in Cumbria. The internship begins at the end of August 2023, running for 11 months. Read more