2020 is an exciting year to join Derby Diocese.
There is a sense of anticipation as we all work together with our recently appointed Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Libby Lane, towards a clear vision for the Diocese, its churches, congregations and communities.
The new Rector of this United Benefice will be able to be a part of this, joining a welcoming and strong Chapter, a Deanery with a clear identity and willingness to work together, and churches who know there are challenging times ahead but are committed to see their churches grow in every way.
he Priest we are looking for
This position offers a challenging opportunity for a Priest to nurture and develop the spiritual life of our congregations and enable growth. We hope this person will:
In return we will:
We are looking for a new Rector who:
We are two parishes with four churches who:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The Benefice is located in a semi-rural area of North East Derbyshire that was once reliant on coal mining but now the local population mainly commute to the local towns of Chesterfield, Worksop and Mansfield. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside with easy access to the M1 motorway to the west and the A1 to the east and are within easy reach of the Peak District National Park. The World Heritage site of Creswell Crags is located within the Benefice. Clumber Park (National Trust) is just a short drive away.
The four Churches are in good order and the Church family is about 96 strong with 50-70 communicants on Sundays. We became a United Benefice in March 2018.
Chapel St Leonards