The Parish of St Peter and St Paul serves the small town of Rishton between Burnley and Blackburn and is within easy access of the stunning countryside of the Lancashire Pennines.
The church building is in excellent condition and the financial health of the Parish has enabled it to budget for a part time Children and Families worker. The Parish, which is in the Catholic tradition, has strong connections with its community and especially with the local Church of England Primary school. Following an energetic period of ministry, they seek a priest who will continue to grow the congregation and who will draw out the skills of some able lay leaders.
St Peter and St Paul is a Parish of the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda and the PCC has passed resolutions under the House of Bishop’s Declaration. Pastoral and sacramental care is therefore delegated to the Bishop of Burnley.
The candidate will:
The Ideal Candidate will:
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For more information about the role please contact Bishop Philip North, firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel 01254 503087
Closing date: 28th April 2021
Interview date: 29th June 2021