The Benefice of Egremont comprises two parishes (the Parish of Egremont with Bigrigg, and the Parish of Haile) and has three church buildings: St Mary and St Michael’s at Egremont, St John’s at Bigrigg and Haile Parish Church.
Egremont is a small market town and offers many local amenities including schools, shops, restaurants and sports facilities including easy access to the West Cumberland Hospital and rail links to the north and south. The western lakes of Ennerdale and Wastwater are nearby.
If you are interested in this role or would like more information, please contact The Archdeacon of West Cumberland, Richard Pratt for an informal discussion Tel: 01900 66190
Completed applications by email to The Archdeacon:
Closing Date: 15 October 2018
Interviews: 7-9 November 2018
Full details are available on the diocesan website including profiles and required application forms. www.carlislediocese.org.uk/our-diocese/jobs.html
A medium sized Benefice which consists of the town parish of Egremont (8000 pop) and the adjacent country parish of Haile(600 pop) which bounds the Lake District National Park. Included within the Parish of Egremont is a daughter church at Bigrigg. The Team Rector will have the opportunity to develop the role of the Benefice of Egremont within the emerging local mission community, part of the Carlisle Diocesan God for All ecumenical initiative.
Set in West Cumbria with potential for growth spiritually and numerically and with the opportunity to be an influential Christian voice in our community.
We are seeking a creative and visionary leader who will help us grow our mission and ministry.
The Benefice represents a mix of urban and rural life. To achieve our goals, there is a need to meet members of our communities beyond our traditional support base. We are looking for a person who is dedicated to:
Our new Rector should have good inter-personal skills and will provide practical leadership with the energy and imagination to reach out to the local community
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Ideal attributes of the new rector would be:-
We are seeking a Team Rector and to support this role, the Benefice is:
The rectory is located in Egremont, about ten minutes’ walk from the church. It has four bedrooms with a large garden and parking area.
The Benefice is located in the western region of Cumbria and there are many good walks in the local area and the western lakes of Ennerdale and Wastwater are nearby.
Egremont was given its market charter in the 13th century and has attractive sandstone ruins of the Norman castle. It is famous for its Crab Fair, which began in 1267 and brings tourists to the town from far and wide. Bigrigg lies just to the north of Egremont and is the largest of the villages. Haile parish is a rural community, comprised of the three villages of Haile, Wilton and Blackbeck.
In recent years, the area has seen the end of iron and coal mining, the chemical industry in Whitehaven and iron and steel-making in Workington. As a result, the local community is predominantly dependent on the nuclear industry. A regeneration programme has been launched for Egremont and the surrounding area, financed by various grants, to help establish new businesses and encourage tourism.