Vicar of Liskeard

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Office Holder

Vicar (Oversight Minister) for the benefice of Liskeard and St Keyne

St Martin’s is a town church with around 250 members, St Keyne a village church, and Dobwalls also a village church and an LEP. All are welcoming, open evangelical churches, believing the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. Worship services are both traditional and contemporary. St Martin’s is a Transforming Mission church, having received Church Commissioners money to enable mission, and has a small staff team.

Our key priorities are our mission and outreach into our respective communities, facilitating the resourcing of churches in South East Cornwall, caring for the poor and needy, working with children, young people and families and continuing our growth in both numbers (around 400+ in St Martin’s) and deepening spirituality.

Our vision statement is: Through the power of the Spirit, bringing the love of Jesus to our community, making disciples and worshipping God together.

The benefice is in South East Cornwall on the main A38. A rural area, south of Bodmin Moor and close to the fishing and holiday town of Looe, with easy links to Plymouth, Truro and London. It is a rural area, with a largely white population, and there are pockets of significant deprivation within the town.

All the churches use Common Worship services, though the contemporary services at St Martin’s are more informal. St Martin’s also offers more traditional worship with an organ and choir.
Our mission priorities are to reach out into our communities, to disciple our members, to work with children, young people and their families and to care for the poor and needy. We are developing an expanding CAP hub.

St Martin’s website is: and St Keyne can be found on

We are looking for someone who will:

  1. Lead our staff team and nurture new disciples.
  2. Whilst continuing to grow all our churches, enable St Martin’s to become a resourcing church across South East Cornwall.
  3. Lead us into greater unity between the town and village churches.
  4. Provide oversight and support for St Martin’s Church Hall renovation project.
  5. Enable the development of our pastoral work, in town and villages.

As an oversight minister, we recognise that you cannot do everything, but we need a leader able to encourage and direct our wonderful staff team and large number of able and willing volunteers.

Our new vicar will be:

  1. Misson-focussed, with a passion for bringing people to faith.
  2. Able to lead growth and discipleship, and to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers.
  3. Having vision and strategic thinking, confident in enabling change.
  4. Able to develop and work with partners within the community.
  5. Experience in developing and enabling pastoral care teams.
  6. An understanding of both rural and town ministry.

Simeon's Trustees, the patron of Liskeard and St Keyne, is a leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trust, with patronage interests in over 180 parishes and benefices in 33 dioceses.

For more information about Simeon's see or contact

For more information about the application process and for the contact details for an informal conversation do see the attached Information Letter.

Closing date for this post is midnight 20th September

Visit and Interviews: 11-12 October