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Vacant Parishes

Posted on the 14th July 2018 in the category Vacancies

Vacant Parishes in the Richborough Area.


See Diocesan Website for further details.

S Luke, Prittlewell. Chelmsford Diocese. Full time

Ss Peter & Paul, King's Sutton. Peterborough Diocese. Full time

S Andrew Deal. Canterbury Diocese. Half time

S Peter Folkestone. Canterbury Diocese. Full time

Holy Trinity Ramsgate. Canterbury Diocese. Full time


Eyres Monsell

The Bishop of Leicester is seeking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge of: the parish of St Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester, which is under the pastoral and sacramental care of the Bishop of Richborough.  We are seeking a full-time Priest to lead and care for our outer estate church on the southern edge of Leicester.  Our new Priest will work as part of the All Saints’ Mission Partnership of Society parishes.


To this end, we seek a person who:

  • Is an experienced Priest of the Society.
  • Will lead us to grow in the number of our disciples, the depth of our discipleship and in our loving service of the local community.
  • Is a person of deep catholic spirituality, who will help us to grow in prayer and lead us on pilgrimage, especially to Walsingham.
  • Will help us reconnect with our local schools and engage in fresh expressions of church.
  • Will assist us in making the best use of our well-resourced Parish facilities

Application forms and parish profile are available from:

Mrs Wendy Dunnington, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ

Tel: 0116 261 5309  Email:

or view the details on the Web:


Closing date for applications:



This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure

There is An Occupational Requirement for the appointed person to be an ordained member

of the Church of England under the 2010 Equality Act, Part 1, Schedule 9.


Kings Sutton

The SMF and Mr John Townsend are joint patrons of this rural two-parish benefice in south-west Northamptonshire. The nearest town, Banbury, is five miles way, and direct trains to Birmingham, Oxford and London leave from Kings Sutton station.


King's Sutton has a population of around 3,000. The church of St Peter and St Paul was completed in the 14th century and has one of the finest spires in the country. Worship is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, supported by a choir. Episcopal ministry in the parish is received from the Bishop of Richborough.


St James's Church Newbottle also serves the neighbouring village of Charlton, with a population of about 500. Sunday services alternate between Matins and Sung Eucharit, and the parish has a thriving church school.


The benefice profile can be downloaded via the link below. A welcome letter to clergy from the Bishop of Peterborough can be found here.


The post will be advertised formally in January, and interviews are expected to take place in the third week of February.

Please contact the General Secretary to express an interest.



S Peter Folkestone 

Mission Priest (Priest-in-Charge)

(under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Richborough)

The Bishop of Dover and the Patron wish to appoint a mission-minded priest in the Catholic tradition to be Mission Priest (Priest-in-Charge) for S. Peter’s. This is an innovative role, jointly funded by the Diocese and the Forward in Folkestone Foundation, for a full-time priest to lead the parish as it continues to grow in numbers and confidence after a time of rebuilding, both physically and spiritually.

Our new priest will be a man who

  • wants to care for all in our parish and those who visit;

  • will engage with the entire community to witness to the faith;

  • has the Christian courage, confidence and charisma to lead, renew and inspire;

  • understands liturgy and Catholic tradition and how it can speak to all people today;

  • is a priest of the Society, or in sympathy with its aims.

    What we can offer:

  • a church filled with real presence, where the Holy Spirit is at work, ripe for teaching and


  • a strong team of laity and retired clergy who await your leadership but will care for you, too;

  • a challenge! Our parish is one with much potential but also has much hidden deprivation

    and complex needs;

  • A famous Anglo-Catholic mission church, newly restored, which serves as a beacon of faith

    across Folkestone and southeast Kent.

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

    Closing date: 05/05/2019 Interviews: 23/05/2019

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

    Full details and profile:,, via the Richborough website or

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.


Closing date: 03/03/2019

Interviews: 21/03/2019


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


Full details and profile: or


In Vacancy

Heveningham and Cookley. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

Covehithe. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocese

S Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester Diocese

Temple Ewell & Lydden. House for Duty and .2 stipend. Canterbury Diocese

S James Huncote. Diocese of Leicester.

S John Timberhill. Norwich 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.




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