Priest in Charge of Haltwhistle and Greenhead and Assistant Curate of Beltingham with Henshaw

The Bishop of Newcastle wishes to appoint a Full Time Priest to be Priest in Charge to the Parishes of Haltwhistle and Greenhead and Assistant Curate to the Parish of Beltingham with Henshaw

Hexham Deanery lies at the centre of Britain. It is also at the centre of a very exciting development in the life of its parishes. We are seeing significant growth in numbers called to licensed lay ministry, increased desire for collaboration between parishes and between laity and clergy, and a growing desire to release the power of God’s love into our communities, transforming our churches and communities for the benefit of all of God’s people. We seek a priest who will lead the three parishes into one united Benefice, exercising oversight ministry.

The Parishes of Haltwhistle, Greenhead and Beltingham with Henshaw lie at the far Western edge of the beautiful county of Northumberland. These are dynamic, lively, diverse and active communities, with a team of wardens and other lay leaders already working enthusiastically together who look forward to working alongside the new priest, open to new ideas and challenge.

We are looking for a priest who has well-developed leadership abilities together with strong collaborative skills to help develop vocation, discipleship and ministry across the parishes as well as with ecumenical partners. Our new priest will have a robust vision for ministry in small towns and villages and will long to enable both lay and ordained to fulfil their potential to engage in God’s mission locally. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love of community who is looking to extend and develop their leadership in a broader context that is both challenging and exciting.

Application Form

Combined Parish Profiles

Note regarding Pastoral Re-organisation

Person Specification

Role Description

Statement of Particulars 

For an informal conversation or further details contact:
The Ven Dr Catherine Sourbut Groves, Archdeacon of Lindisfarne
Tel 0191 270 4166 • 07436 220872


Mr David Ratcliff, Deanery Lay Chair; Tel 07866 600904; Email:

Application forms must be returned by 5.00pm on Friday 5th November

Parish Visits will be held on Monday 29th November

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th November

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