Vicar (0.5FTE) St Cuthbert, Over Kellet, Carnforth

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Over Kellet, Carnforth
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St Cuthbert, Over Kellet (0.5 post)

St Cuthbert’s is an ancient church (with features dating back to Saxon times) situated in Over Kellet which is a peaceful, attractive village and past winner of Best Kept Village of Lancashire.

The parish of 800 parishioners is in the north of Blackburn Diocese, located close to M6 junction 35 giving excellent access to major towns and cities in the North West as well as Morecambe Bay the Lake District, Trough of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales.

Bishop Jill: “St Cuthbert’s is one of our ancient centres of prayer in Lancashire. The church family are keen to grow as the centre of the village’s life, and a beacon of Christian witness.”


The Bishop of Lancaster, the Reformation Society and Parish Reps are looking for a Vicar to lead in ambitious directions to see our mission and vision pursued and developed. We would love to welcome a new Vicar who:

  • has a clear, bible-based faith, with the gifts to communicate their faith in a relevant and compassionate way;
  • brings with them ideas for the development of the church as the centre of the village;
  • has an evangelistic outlook and enjoys a variety of worship;
  • is pastorally sensitive with a passion to building Christian community across all life-stages and circumstances
  • will continue and build on the established Christian vision and ministry in Wilson’s Endowed Primary School;
  • will encourage, develop and enable the leadership of others within the church;
  • is committed to fostering unity amongst Christians wherever possible seeking warm partnerships with other local fellowships, including the bible school and Christian holiday centre, Capernwray Hall;
  • will be an active welcoming and energetic presence in the parish of Over Kellet;
  • is an effective communicator and a strong team player.

Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 29th March 2023

For an informal conversation about the post, please contact the Archdeacon of Lancaster: Ven David Picken (

Interviews will be held on 10th May 2023

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