Self-Supporting Priest in Charge-House for Duty

Posted 8 days agoExpires in 2 days
Office Holder

Diocese of Carlisle & Cumbria Methodist District

Legend has it that the valley was originally evangelised by St Patrick. Standing in that tradition, this is a unique opening for a rural incumbency in a single parish benefice. Situated in the heart of the Lake District, it has a small but supportive congregation and the opportunity to continue to build strong links with the local community and to minister to the many tourists who visit the area.

Since 1995 the parish has been a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) incorporating both Anglican and Methodist traditions.

It is a ‘House for Duty’ appointment, nominally based on a 2.5 day working week, so applicants will need to be substantially self-supporting.

We are particularly looking for candidates who:
• Love the Lord their God with all their heart and soul and mind and their neighbours as themselves.
• Have a pastoral and evangelistic heart for the wellbeing of parishioners and visitors alike.
• Will be comfortable working within the LEP context.
• Can implement the Diocesan Vision while sensitively navigating the varied theological and other traditions that exist in our rural context.
• Will develop the positive role of Christian faith and teaching in the Village School.
• Aim to build on the strong links that already exist between the church and wider community.
• Can capitalise on the opportunities for mission offered by our setting in a tourist hotspot.

Informal conversations are welcome, please contact:

Archdeacon Vernon Ross T: 07388 377105

or Rev Dave Milner T: 017688 63209

For a profile and application form, please visit

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th March 2023
Provisional interview date: Thursday 20th April 2023

Please return completed applications to