Egremont a historic market town associated with West Cumbrian iron and steel production. More recently, its economy and community have become closely associated with the nuclear industry, while the benefice area continues to include significant farming.
The post is for Team Rector in the Benefice of Egremont. It comprises two parishes (the Parish of Egremont with Bigrigg, and the Parish of Haile) and has three church buildings: St Mary and St Michael’s at Egremont together with St John’s at Bigrigg and Haile Parish Church.
Situated between the World Heritage Site of the Lake District National Park and England’s ‘Energy Coast’, its three churches and their associated communities offer significant change and challenge for a new Team Rector.
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For an informal conversation about this position please contact:
The Archdeacon, The Ven Richard Pratt
Tel: 01900 66190. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
and/or The Rural Dean, the Rev Allen Banks
Tel: 01946 61470. Email:email@example.com
Required application forms for this post are available on the Diocesan Website. Completed applications should be sent by email to the Archdeacon of West Cumberland.
Closing Date: 24 June 2019 (12.00 noon)
Interviews: 22 July & 23 July 2019
Full details are available on the diocesan website including profiles and application forms. www.carlislediocese.org.uk/our-diocese/jobs.html
The new Rector will oversee the parish church of Egremont, a daughter church at Bigrigg, and the parish church at Haile. Together these provide an exciting opportunity to develop the Benefice within an emerging mission community as part of the ‘God for All’ ecumenical initiative in the Carlisle Diocese.
This is a medium sized benefice in West Cumbria with potential for growth spiritually and also numerically, providing the opportunity to be an influential Christian voice in our community.
The Benefice represents a mix of urban and rural life and centres on the market town of Egremont with its the many outlying villages.
The post will suit a person who:
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The new Rector should be friendly, sociable and with good inter-personal skills, as well as a practical leader with the energy and imagination to reach out to the local community.
The Benefice is seeking candidates who can demonstrate the following qualities:
The Benefice is located in the western region of Cumbria situated between the World Heritage Site of the Lake District National Park and England’s ‘Energy Coast’. As such, it provides a location within easy access to the Lake District and the Cumbrian coast line providing many good walks in the local area with the western lakes of Ennerdale and Wastwater nearby.
The Benefice offers:
There is a hospitable rectory, situated about ten minutes’ walk from the church; it has four bedrooms with a large garden and parking area.
Our Benefice can provide a welcoming Christian community in both urban and rural locations.
The area provides good amenities and well-regarded schools on the doorstep of the stunning mountain and coastal landscapes.