Priest in Charge

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St Just and St Mawes, Cornwall

Here in St Just and St Mawes our Church Community is part of the wider community, we serve our Parish through the provision of regular worship and prayer, providing pastoral care to anyone in the parish. Our church is extremely active and is welcomed within our community.

We are looking for a Priest in Charge who shares our vision to share God’s love and grace and our faith through a combination of community outreach and support, whilst encouraging parishioners to explore and develop their own faith, gifts and ministries

. The successful Priest will be one who is:

  • a spiritual leader, who is able to mix equally comfortably with the entire community
  • a leader who will oversee, develop, support and release the gifts of all God’s people in the parish;
  • a calm, reassuring and patient pair of hands to ease the existing congregation into new leadership
  • an energetic and enthusiastic individual, able to continue our existing programs and initiate new ones to better engage the church with the under-represented Cornish and youth communities
  • a truly empathetic approach to pastoral care for our community, with old-fashioned people skills and a good ‘bedside manner’
  • an enthusiastic embracer of digital communication tools and social media platforms
  • someone who lives a life of prayer and study to be rooted in Christ, and to encourage the discipleship of others.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Powder Deanery have recently undertaken a revision of ministry needs particularly focusing on providing a continuous and robust ministry across all areas of the deanery. After extensive discussions and consultations, a decision has been made that a Bishop’s Mission Order (BMO) will be put in place for the whole of the Roseland Peninsula, enabling shared ministry across the four Benefices involved. The new Priest in Charge of St Just and St Mawes will be expected to be part of the development and delivery of the BMO.

Interviews will be held on the 31st July, with a parish visit on the 30th July. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you would like further information or an informal discussion about the post please email Archdeacon Audrey Elkington –