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Greystoke with Penrudduck & Mungrisdale & Matterdale
Office Holder

Are you a dedicated and inspirational leader who is keen to engage in the local community and who longs to see the local church thrive? Would you value the opportunity to remain in ‘front line’ ministry while having the time to fulfil or pursue other interests?

Along with a love for Jesus Christ and the flourishing of His Church, you will have:

  • A heart for mission and pastoral ministry in village, farming and tourist contexts, and a passion to help rural churches fulfil the ‘God for All’ vision.
  • The ability to inspire, develop and work with the good-will, abilities and skills of lay people.
  • Confidence in the Christian faith and gospel, and in preaching with clarity and conviction.
  • An ability to lead worship in both traditional and emerging contexts.
  • Self-motivation, able to work on your own, as well as in partnership with others.
  • An understanding of the balance between leadership and servanthood.

The Diocese of Carlisle covers (more or less) the County of Cumbria; it is called the Diocese of Carlisle because traditionally Dioceses had to be called after a city rather than a county - though this is changing.

The Diocese is divided into 11 deaneries, and then into about 100 benefices each with a vicar; each benefice consists of one or more parishes - and there are more than 260 parishes in the Diocese.

This structure is designed to make sure that everyone in the country has a parish church where they have the legally enforceable right to be baptised, to be married and to be buried; and to make sure that there are intermediate levels of responsibility, accountability and support.

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