Rector of Padstow, St Merryn, St Issey, Trevone and Little Petherick
This benefice forms the northernmost part of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall and the Deanery of Pydar which stretches down the coast to encompass the tourist destinations of Newquay and Perranporth, as well as other seaside and inland towns and villages.
This post as Incumbent of Padstow (with Trevone), St Merryn and St Issey (with St Petroc Minor) offers a wonderful opportunity to lead the development of this newly established benefice which was formed in 2017. Firm foundations have been laid, and good relationships established, on which the next phase of ministry may be confidently built.
This appointment is an exciting opportunity. It needs someone to take the benefice forward and grow the Church with fresh ideas; to bring energy, vision and spirit into the newly formed benefice. It would be an ideal time for a priest to use his or her talents to grow the kingdom and reach out.
The new priest would be invited to take on the role of chaplain to the RNLI station and crew at Padstow as part of their involvement in the wider community.
The Ideal Candidate
A priest is sought who:
- is a good communicator
- is a team person
- has experience in developing worship, both traditional and new
- relates well with other people
- is passionate about growing the Church
Each church and parish in the benefice has its own history and place in the surrounding area; from the farmland around St. Issey, to the estuary and harbour of Padstow, the ancient site of St. Merryn, to the creek placement of Little Petherick and the sea-side church of Trevone. They form a group that puts arms around the area and brings together those who worship and work here.