Vicar of St Ives and Halsetown
The Benefice of St Ives and Halsetown was created formally by Pastoral Scheme in 2016, although the two parishes have shared the same Parish Priest for some years now and together they comprise the town of St Ives and some of the beautiful coastal and rural scenery that surrounds it.
We offer a fantastic opportunity to be part of a faithful family. Besides the beautiful churches that come with the position, there are a lot of attractions and distractions in the area. A chance to live in a place that offers many ways to expand the mind, body and soul. We look forward to welcoming you into our family.
We desire a Priest who will help us achieve our vision to:
- Improve our links with young people and to welcome new families to join our worship;
- Develop our ministry through social action, targeting the needs of the community;
- Grow our relationships with schools and youth groups;
- Create a more visible presence in the parishes.
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The Ideal Candidate
will need to be a prayerful priest with pastoral, management and teaching skills. An individual who is strong, flexible, adaptable and can comfortably hold together our diverse traditions. Demonstrating wisdom borne from life experience together with a deep spiritual understanding. One who can lead us forward in worship in a variety of styles.
St Ives is internationally, and justifiably, renowned for its beauty, the quality of its light and its artistic heritage among other things, which combine to attract many to live here and many thousands to visit. This makes it a vital and fertile place for the mission and ministry of the Church.
The congregations of St Ia and St John-in-the Fields are committed to working with their new Vicar to continue the tried-and-tested and to discover many new ways of sharing the Gospel of Jesus with residents and visitors alike. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Priest of vision, faith and energy.
The benefice belongs within the Deanery of Penwith, the westernmost Deanery in the UK, comprising 27 parishes and served by around 10 incumbent clergy and a good number of retired and self-supporting ministers, both lay and ordained.