Priest in Charge to the Benefice of North Tyne and Redesdale

The Bishop of Newcastle wishes to appoint a Priest in Charge to the Benefice of North Tyne and Redesdale.

In this ‘land of the Northern Saints’ we are committed to flourishing churches and communities and our vision for growing church bringing hope. Like those who came before us, we seek to bring the fire of the gospel to our communities with gentleness, creativity and faith. To better serve our values and priorities, we are building closer partnerships between our church communities, sharing the gifts that God has given us and focussing on enabling the ministry of all God’s people. In Bellingham Deanery, we are now working collaboratively across parish and geographic boundaries and we’re sharing our resources more generously. There is a strong commitment to lay leadership and to setting free the gifts of all of God’s people.

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 benefice and to collaborate with colleagues in the wider deanery. Our new priest will have a robust vision for the rural church 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 rural ministry who is looking to extend and develop their leadership in a broader context that is both challenging and exciting.

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

The Rev’d Sarah Lunn, Area Dean of Bellingham 

Tel  01434 681 721 


Application forms must be returned by 9.00am on Thursday 7th October 2021

Parish visits to be held on Monday 25th October 2021

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 26th October 2021

Application form

Role description

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