Vicar of Byker St Mark and Walkergate St Oswald and Priest in Charge of Byker St Martin

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We are seeking to appoint a Vicar to Byker St Mark and Walkergate St Oswald and Priest in Charge to Byker St Martin

This is a new post with exciting opportunities for church growth and community development.

Key mission imperatives include:

  • To be reaching the young families, children and young people of the parishes.
  • To welcome all ages and encourage growth in discipleship and service
  • Exploring new ways of worshipping
  • Enabling the sharing of our faith
  • Strengthening our relationships with our community partners and with one another.

The parishes seek a priest who will lead them forward into a new season as they share a priest for the first time. We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a vision for the church in Byker and Walkergate
  • Can spot our gifts and abilities and help us to grow in confidence in ministry and in mission
  • Can happily work across the two churches of St Oswald’s and St Martin’s, honouring them both
  • Get to know the people of our communities and be known by them.

The Diocese of Newcastle is the Church of England’s most northerly diocese. This Diocese in the ‘land of the Northern Saints’ was formed in 1882 and comprises 169 parishes across 2,110 square miles. The Diocese covers the local authorities of Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and also small parts of County Durham and Cumbria. The 12 deaneries within 2 archdeaconries serve a population of about 831,600 people across a variety of communities ranging from sparse rural to large inner-city areas of deprivation.

For an informal discussion regarding the vacancy please contact Archdeacon Rachel Wood at

Interview date: Monday 16th November 2023

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