Vicar of St Helen's Church Waddington and St Catherine's Church West Bradford

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Waddington, Clitheroe

The Churches are in the thriving and beautiful small Ribble Valley villages of Waddington and West Bradford. The villages have populations of 1,028 and 788 respectively and are 2 and 2.5 miles respectively from the expanding market town of Clitheroe. The Parish comprises of the 2 villages and surrounding scattered farms and dwellings and the Almshouses in Waddington.

The Vicarage is situated in the village of Waddington and is a modern and recently refurbished detached property.

We want our Churches to be the centres in our communities from which prayer, sharing and caring radiate

Enthuse our congregation to reach out to others and share the Vision

Enable our congregation, through the Holy Spirit, to go forward together for a better life in Christ

To enjoy the journey

  • Half Time post of 3.5 days a week
  • 2 days a week for St Helen’s Church
  • 1 day a week for St Catherine’s Church
  • 0.5 day a week for the Waddington Almshouses
  • 3 Sunday services each Sunday morning
  • No evening services
  • Chaplain to Waddington Almshouses which has 24 female residents and has 1 mid-week service
  • Regular presence at the local Voluntary-Aided village school

An incumbent who, with our Church Community, can build a vibrant, prayerful community with the Churches at its centre.

A Letter of request for a male Priest has been accepted by the Bishop of Blackburn.

An enthusiastic leader who will encourage and guide us on our spiritual journey and who will take us forward

A person who is willing to embrace all aspects of vibrant village life

A person who has a desire to involve children and young people in the life of the Church whilst connecting with all members of the congregations

A person who appreciates the value of weddings to the Parish and the opportunities they bring

For information about Blackburn diocese please click here

For an informal discussion about the role please contact The Area Dean of Whalley, Revd Jonathan Carmyllie on 01254 824679 or by email

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Closing date - 19th September 2018

Interview date - 15th October 2018