This is an outstanding opportunity to combine urban ministry in Blackpool with a key strategic role across the Diocese of Blackburn. It is a chance for a priest in the Catholic tradition to exercise an important ministry across a Diocese.
As Parish priest of Holy Cross Blackpool, you will be responsible for developing the ministry of a small but extraordinarily committed congregation which serves one of the most deprived communities in the country.
As Priest Missioner, you will work with parishes of all traditions to foster courage and confidence as they seek to grow in line with our diocesan strategy, Vision 2026.
Candidates are invited to apply in any of the following ways;
1. Full time role combining both positions - .5 full time equivalent (fte) 3 days as the Parish priest of Holy Cross and half time as the Priest Missioner to the Diocese of Blackburn.
2. Parish priest of Holy Cross, Half time 3 days per week
3. Priest Missioner to the Diocese of Blackburn, Half time
It is important that prospective candidates are aware of the terms and conditions for the above options, these are available from the terms and conditions documents attached below.
Please specify on the application form which of the above options you are a applying...
There are two parts to this job, each of which will occupy half of your time.
As Vicar of Holy Cross Blackpool you will:
The PCC of Holy Cross has passed resolutions under the House of Bishop’s Declaration and pastoral care is delegated to the Bishop of Burnley.
As Priest Missioner to the Diocese of Blackburn, you will:
In this area you will work for the Bishop of Lancaster who oversees the ‘Being Witnesses’ team.
The ideal candidates will:
For questions about this role please contact Bishop Philip North, The Bishop of Burnley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bishop Jill Duff, The Bishop of Lancaster (email@example.com)
Closing date for applications Monday 24th February
Interview date - Monday 9th March
For information about Blackburn diocese click here