House for Duty Priest in Charge, St Cyprian's,Sneinton

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Sneinton, Nottingham

St Cyprian’s is a Traditional Catholic parish in the Church of England and The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham has invited the Bishop of Beverley, to provide alternative Episcopal sacramental and pastoral care. St Cyprian’s is affiliated to The Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda, and registered with Forward in Faith.

We are prayerfully seeking a House for Duty Priest in Charge (Sunday plus two days) who can put into practice our mission statement and support the Southwell Diocesan Vision of “Growing Disciples, Wider, Younger, Deeper. .

We would like an enthusiastic and committed Priest who will:-

  • Lead us in Catholic worship to deepen our discipleship, prayer and sacramental life
  • Inspire younger people to be involved in the life of our church, support outreach into schools, strengthen our Sunday School and encourage our uniformed organisations
  • Help us foster links with the local community and other religious organisations in the area.

We can offer our new priest:-

  • A welcoming church community with a cohesive and committed congregation
  • A modern well-equipped vicarage, located in a quiet area close to Nottingham city centre
  • A high standard of music
  • Strong links with other Anglo-Catholic parishes

Discernment: 6 February 2019

St Cyprian’s Parish is located partly within the City of Nottingham, and partly in the
Borough of Gedling. Standhill Infants School, Porchester Junior School and Sutherland House (Nottingham and District Society for Autistic Children) are schools in the parish.
Hogarth School are invited to church for their Christingle service and last year over
300 children attended the services. The Church does not have its own Church School but it does have links with Sneinton C of E as one of the governors is a member of our congregation. The population age demographic is in line with the national average but the Parish is in the lowest third of Parishes as scored by the Church of England Deprivation Index . 7 There are pockets of light industry within the Parish and there is a lively shopping area at the top of Carlton Hill, with further shopping areas on Porchester Road and Oakdale Road.

We are also proud to have ecumenical links. The Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Church congregation in Nottingham and the East Midlands have made their home with us and worship in Saint Cyprian's. Visit their website

We are seeking a House for Duty priest who can put into practice our mission statement and support the Diocese in the Southwell Diocesan Vision of “Growing Disciples, Wider, Younger, Deeper. The PCC has passed the new Resolution and the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham has asked that the appropriate episcopal duties in the parish be carried out by the Bishop of Beverley. We would therefore wish for our new Priest to be a member of The Society of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda.
The new Parish Priest will inherit a good ministry team consisting of an active retired priest (Fr Derek Hailes SSC), a female lay reader; accredited lay pastoral ministers; and licensed lay Eucharistic assistants.

We need a priest who has a vision to inspire younger people to be
involved in the life of our church and who would support outreach into schools and other places where young people meet. We would like to strengthen our Sunday School and encourage our uniformed organisations to attend our services.
As part of this work good social media skills would be an advantage.

We are looking for a priest who would;
Deepen the prayer life of individuals and of the church as a community
Be active as a visible presence in the community
Run enquirers and confirmation courses
Develop the links with the local schools
Establish additional family-friendly services
Share our love of music
Encourage the development of the food-based social events.

We are looking for a priest who;
Has a deep life of prayer and an engaging Christian faith
Enjoys working with people of all ages
Has experience of drawing people into the community of faith through building
relationships, deepening prayer and developing worship
Has experience of leading people through the journey to faith in Christ to baptism and confirmation
Can communicate well with parents, young people and children
Has vision to inspire young people to be involved in the church.

Join our great adventure

We seek to be a diocese where every Christian and every church has a compelling vision and plan for 'growing disciples, wider, younger and deeper'

Wider as we seek to find fresh ways to speak about Jesus and grow disciples among the 1.2m people living across the diocese who are not yet engaged in the worshipping life of a local church (98% of population)

Younger as we seek to grow disciples and develop leaders among new generations in a young diocese (Nottingham is the fourth youngest city in UK with over 50,000 students)

Deeper as we seek to grow disciples with a confident faith in Christ who are making a difference in every sphere of life, helping shape the culture and character of society.

Working in Southwell & Nottingham is an adventure and a challenge – the opportunities for mission are immense, the people are open and friendly and forward looking; there are also areas where the church is desperately needed to work with, and be a voice for, the poor and needy.

We are not just talking about growth, we are praying and acting in new and exciting ways to make it happen; we launched a Younger Leadership College in Autumn 2016 ( with the aim of developing 1,000 younger leaders to serve in the Church and wider society.

A new resource church has opened in Nottingham in an abandoned auction house that sits on one of the main roads into the city centre; Trinity Church is now a growing, diverse congregation working with our existing churches to bring Good News to the city.

Other new ventures are planned in the rural centre of the county – work is now under way to start a new, distinctive church - market towns and former mining communities.

However, it is in the development of our core ministry in every parish that we recognise potential for the most significant further growth. We have a programme over the next seven years to equip 25 resource churches which will be beacons of growth, supporting other churches in training for discipleship and leadership; also helping to plant and graft 75 new worshipping communities.

And we are aiming to welcome 7,000 new disciples into the fellowship of Christ and his Church by 20xx, people who have realised that there is nothing better anyone can do with their life than to become a follower of Jesus.


There’s a lot to discover in the fascinating county of Nottinghamshire: rolling farmland and quiet woods; a cosmopolitan city offering the best in entertainment; two first-class universities; world-leading design and technology companies; fine architecture – and Robin Hood.

Add to that it’s beautiful country parks, stately homes and sporting prowess – it’s home to Trent Bridge, the National Water Sports Centre, and Nottingham Forest – and it’s easy to see why it is such a popular destination for tourists, students, shoppers and sports fans (and we haven’t even mentioned its literary heritage, the mighty River Trent so popular with rowers, sailors and anglers, and the modern tram network that whisks people around Greater Nottingham).

The Diocese incorporates the whole of Nottinghamshire and a small slice of South Yorkshire, and has a breadth of ministry that covers tough former mining communities and city estates, isolated hamlets and villages, and historic market towns.

Working for change

On any one day, people from our congregations will be feeding the hungry, finding shelter for the homeless, providing meals for the lonely, working with the elderly and supporting asylum seekers and refugees – in 2016 the Bishop’s Lent Appeal raised more than £12,000 to help refugees and asylum seekers.

We also support Nottinghamshire Rural Support, a charity that helps farmers and their families, and have pioneered work to reduce debt, including the launch of Lifesavers projects in primary schools, which encourage children to save and also teaches them about finance and budgeting.

We are active in protecting the environment through our Freedom of Creation group – many of our vicarages now have solar panels – and we have a group of Workplace Chaplains who work with employers large and small to support the wellbeing of employees.

Click here to find out more about our work


Bishop Paul Williams explains our vision for Growing Disciples Wider Younger Deeper

A prayer
God of Mission,
who alone brings growth to your Church.
Send your Holy Spirit to bring vision to our planning,
wisdom to our actions, faith to our lives,
hope to our communities,
and love to our hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.