Rural Dean of Penwith and Incumbent for the parishes of Madron and Gulval

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A new and exciting appointment in Truro Diocese exists for the person God is calling to the South West of Cornwall

Combining parish based ministry with Deanery Leadership this full time stipendiary post consists of Rural Dean for Penwith (0.5) and Incumbent of Gulval and Madron (0.5).

  • Penwith Deanery have embraced a bold vision to ‘serve the poor, reach the young and care for the earth’ and are looking for a new Rural Dean who will be foundational to the leading and implementing of their new Deanery Plan.
  • The Benefice of Madron and Gulval is situated in a picturesque location on the edge of Penzance with two secondary schools in the parishes and significant opportunity for outreach in the local community. The Benefice are looking for a new incumbent to help lead them in new ways of mission and ministry.

This new role combines significant leadership responsibility for a Deanery with a plan for change that needs implementation, with the crucial ministry of a parish priest in two local communities. It would suit someone called to both oversight and parish ministry.

An experienced team leader, the new Rural Dean will have a heart for caring for the clergy in the Deanery and be instrumental in the recruiting and leading of a new team for mission and ministry of both lay and ordained colleagues. They will also play a leading role in enabling the coming together of parishes across the deanery through pastoral reorganisation. This is a crucial appointment for the Diocese which will enjoy appropriate resourcing and support.

Situated in the far west of Cornwall, Penwith Deanery has a population of 64,520 and covers an area of 120 square miles. It is famous for its beautiful coastline of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. The principal towns in the Deanery are Penzance, St Ives and Hayle, with approximately 50% of the residents living in these three towns. There are 26 parishes in the Deanery.

The Benefice of Madron and Gulval is situated in a picturesque location on the edge of Penzance with one secondary school in the parishes and significant opportunity for outreach in the local community. The Benefice is looking for a new incumbent to help lead them in new ways of mission and ministry.

We are seeking a spiritually mature leader and experienced team leader who has gifts of strategic, visionary leadership and a deep desire to work collaboratively to reach the ‘lost generations’ in Cornwall with the love of Jesus Christ.

Closing date: 26th January 2023 at 12noon
Shortlisting: 1st February 2023
Parish Visit: 13th February 2023
Interviews: 14th February 2023

Appointment subject to enhanced disclosure from the DBS
For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Cornwall: archdeacons@truro.anglican.org