House for Duty Priest, Land's End

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St Buryan
Agency Worker

This House for Duty post is situated in one of the most spectacular areas in Cornwall in the most southerly part of Penwith Deanery in Truro diocese.

The newly proposed ‘Land’s End’ Benefice in which the House for Duty Minister will minister encompasses the village communities that frame the surrounding coastline and consists of the parishes of St. Levan, St. Sennen, St. Buryan, St Just, Pendeen and Morvah.

The House for Duty Minister will be responsible to, and support, Revd Karsten Wedgewood, the current incumbent of St Just, Pendeen and Morvah and incumbent designate of the proposed Land’s End Benefice.

The proposed Land’s End Benefice is located in the west of the Penwith peninsula in Cornwall, the most south-westerly point of Britain. It sits mainly on granite bedrock, which has led to the formation of a rugged coastline with many fine beaches and deep valleys.

  • To be involved in the schools
  • To work in the deprived areas of our community
  • To work with young people and families
  • To develop and lead pastoral teams
  • To lead services
  • To be a visible figure in the community.
  • actively involved in our local communities, sharing God’s love through our words and actions as Christians, being inclusive and accessible whilst supporting those in need, and caring for God’s creation
  • loving church families, caring for one another, deepening and extending friendships as we journey together in faith, shining Christ’s light across the benefice
  • welcoming and hospitable churches, proclaiming Jesus Christ within our five rural parishes, supporting those who come to us wanting to grow their faith, welcoming visitors and pilgrims
  • churches open to new ideas and ways of working, engaging with local schools and community groups
  • and striving to proclaim the depth of Jesus’s love afresh for every generation

Apart from Morvah and St Just, each church has at least
one local worship leader.

We also have two retired priests helping out (one of them mainly at St Levan and the other one across the benefice) and a pioneer minister supporting us with art and spirituality events at her house.

Pendeen currently also has a team of five pastoral ministers.

As a result of planning for the creation of this new benefice, we are looking forward to exploring more benefice-wide opportunities and initiatives, such as Messy Church, a benefice choir, small groups, prayer and Lent groups.

Closing Date: 18th at 12noon

Shortlisting: 25th April

Parish Visit: 23rd May

Interview: 24th May

Appointment subject to enhanced disclosure from the DBS
For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Cornwall: