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Vacant Parishes

Posted on the 22nd Mar 2019 in the category Vacancies

Vacant Parishes in the Richborough Area.


See Diocesan Website for further details.

S Andrew Deal Canterbury Diocese. Half time

S. Hugh Eyres Monsell Leicester Diocese Full time

Ss Peter and Paul Temple Ewell with S. Mary Lydden .2

S Nicholas Skirbeck Full Time


St Nicholas, Skirbeck

St Nicholas, Skirbeck is a parish within the Diocese of Lincoln and is under the pastoral and sacramental care of The Right Reverend Norman Banks SSC, Bishop of Richborough. It is a Parish of The Society and is affiliated with Forward in Faith. It serves the population of a residential area of the market town of Boston as well as ministering to those in the wider area who value its traditional Catholic teaching, worship and Spirituality. It sees this distinctive ethos as a gift to the service of the mission of the Church throughout the area.


For an informal chat about this post please contact Carl Reece - Churchwarden - email:

The Parishioners are seeking a priest who is: -

  • A Priest of The Society of St Wilfred & St Hilda and preferably also of The Society of the Holy Cross.
  • Whose ministry is grounded in the celebration of Sacraments, particularly the daily Mass.
  • Who is forward thinking and willing to try new ventures.
  • Who is approachable and honest; willing to listen; has integrity and a sense of humour but is also tactful.
  • Who will continue the close associations with the schools in the Parish.
  • Who has a desire to develop members of the congregation in their discipleship by supporting both their increase in knowledge of the Faith and the deepening of their spiritual lives.
  • Who has a sense of musicality to fully engage in the Sung Mass.
  • Who wishes to work with the congregation to identify the evolving needs of the local community, reaching out to address these in compassion.
  • Who is willing to maintain a connection with other churches in the Deanery to keep unity in the Church of England. Be willing to participate fully in the life of the Deanery Chapter both in Chapter meetings and in giving and receiving support with colleagues in the Deanery as circumstances demand.
  • Who wants to reach out to people of all ages and backgrounds, seeking to bring them into relationship with Jesus, the Word made flesh.


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

The Parishioners can offer: -

  • A strong team of laity and retired clergy under your leadership.
  • Messy Church for people of all ages.
  • A congregation who work together to maintain the spirituality and traditions of this ancient church, but not averse to new ideas to work as a family team.

To find out more about us please click on the links below

Skirbeck St Nicholas Facebook Page

Forward in Faith Website

Lincoln Diocese


Closing date: Sunday 21st July 2019

Parish Visit: Available on request

Interviews: Edward King House, Lincoln, Thursday 8th August 2019



Parish Priest (Priest in Charge), Temple Ewell with Lydden

Part time

This post offers a unique opportunity to lead our churches in the beautiful and historic villages of Lydden and Temple Ewell, a benefice that is eager for growth; pastoral, relational and mission focused.

We are seeking to appoint a 0.2 FTE Priest who will work with us in developing the next stages of our journey.  We are looking for someone:

  • who can stir and deepen our faith
  • who has the vision to carry mission into our communities
  • with the energy to bring new ideas to life
  • who is willing to take risks in developing new initiatives to share the gospel
  • who is confident with traditional and new forms of worship

We are a united benefice combining two committed church congregations who can offer you:

  • two individual PCCs who have been successfully working together
  • vibrant and varied communities
  • a location of outstanding natural beauty

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills:



S Andrew Deal

The Bishop of Dover wishes to appoint an experienced Parish Priest for this church, which has a long history in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, to continue its growth and mission and to be a beacon of Catholic teaching and practice as well as a resource for the wider deanery and diocese.


We are looking for a priest who is:

  • a leader who will inspire and facilitate others to use their gifts and skills to enable the church to continue to grow;
  • a visible presence and able to reach out to the wider town community and young families;
  • a member of The Society or is sympathetic to its aims;
  • above all, a holy priest who loves Jesus and will love us, too.


We offer:

  • a supportive congregation that is willing to play its part in mission;
  • a beautiful and bustling town with many opportunities;
  • above all, people who love Jesus and will love you, too.


The parish has passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.


Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills:


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In Vacancy

Heveningham and Cookley. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

Covehithe. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

S Nicholas Skirbeck Lincoln Diocese. Full time

S Augustine and S Andrew Grimsby Lincoln Diocese. Full time

S Michael and All Angels Walthamstow. Chelmsford Diocese. 

Holy Trinity Millbrook. Winchester Diocese. House for Duty.

S Michael Thorpe-le-Soken Chelmsford Diocese