Vicar of Lancaster St Paul's Scotforth

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Scotforth, Lancaster

Once a separate village, Scotforth is now a suburb of the vibrant university city of Lancaster, situated on the river Lune, and with easy access to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Trough of Bowland.

  • The population is just over 13,000
  • Electoral roll is 279
  • Churchmanship is Central, inconsistent with the absence of a central aisle!
  • Congregations at St Paul’s and the community worship centre at Hala
  • Good team of readers, retired clergy and wardens
  • Financially stable, though raising funds for roof repairs
  • Vicarage next to the Church

We aim to grow our congregations in line with the Diocesan Vision 2026:

  • by making a welcoming church an inviting church
  • by developing innovative forms of worship alongside the existing pattern
  • by deepening our teaching and understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ
  • by making more of the current outreach opportunities
  • by promoting ministry and mission to young people, through schools and uniformed organisations

What the parish is praying for:

  • An enthusiastic and approachable spiritual leader
  • A strong team player, who encourages new leaders
  • An advocate of making the Gospel known to all through teaching and welcome, of good ecumenical relationships and of real engagement with the wider community
  • A person with a sense of God’s call to love the people

For an informal conversation please contact the Revd Cindy Rigney, Area Dean of Lancaster on 01524 793125 or via email

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Closing date: Noon, 18 January 2019

Interview date: 5 Feb 2019

An enhanced DBS check will be required