All enquiries concerning the parishes listed below should be directed to the Bishop of Beverley's Office unless otherwise indicated. 
All appointments are of a parish priest unless otherwise stated. Details of the terms of the appointment are usually available with the parish details.


Vicar of St Paul’s Royton and Catholic Missioner

Closing Date: 16 October 2017

Interview Date: 30 October 2017


This exciting new post combines parish ministry with a mission brief for the broad range of parishes which identify as catholic in the Oldham area and beyond.


Following the Five Guiding Principles of the House of Bishops Declaration regarding mutual flourishing, this post seeks to help, particularly catholic parishes, to focus on strategies and delivery plans that will foster growth in the Five Marks of Mission and support initiatives for deepening discipleship, spiritual growth, evangelization and engaging with the local community.


A key task will be to build relationships with catholic parishes, initially in the Deaneries of Oldham East and West, supporting them in their mission and building bridges between Society and other catholic parishes.

The post-holder will therefore


  • be a Society priest, confident in their own faith and respectful of the wider traditions in the Church of England.
  • have proven experience in seeing churches of a catholic tradition grow in number, in spiritual health, and in community engagement.
  • have proven experience in working with the wider Church of England structures, whether at deanery or diocesan level.


The postholder will hold the two posts under Regulation 29 9 (1) (g); the posts are permanent and the posts are held in conjunction with each other meaning that if the postholder resigns from one office they must resign the other too.

For further details and an application pack, please contact the Archdeacon of Rochdale’s PA, Amanda Wrigley, on 0161 678 1454 or


You may also wish to speak with The Bishop of Beverley (01904) 628155

The Bishop of Beverley presumes the Diocese of Manchester will require Enhanced DBS Disclosure for this post.

Priest in Charge of St George's, Nottingham

St George’s in the Meadows is a new full time stipendiary opportunity for an enterprising priest to lead the parish into fresh growth. St George’s is under the sacramental and pastoral care of the Bishop of Beverley.

For informal discussion and further information, please contact Father Nicolas Spicer on (01909) 472180 or email The parish profile can be downloaded from the link below:

Parish Profile


You may also wish to speak with The Bishop of Beverley (01904) 628155

The Bishop of Beverley presumes the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham will require Enhanced DBS Disclosure for this post.

Priest in Charge for the Parish of Seaton Hirst

The Bishop of Newcastle, in consultation with the Bishop of Beverley,


is seeking to appoint a


Priest in Charge for the parish of Seaton Hirst.


We are looking to appoint a priest of the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda for this large parish in the town of Ashington. The parish is longing for a priest who will:

  • Make deeper connections between the worshipping communities and the very large number of people who look to the priest for the occasional offices;
  • Be a visible presence within the communities of the parish, embracing local concerns and identifying partnership opportunities;
  • Build on the nascent enthusiasm for mission and evangelism in the congregations and explore ways of encouraging young people in their faith development and engagement with the church;
  • Engage with emerging plans for re-ordering and building on both church sites;
  • Work to increase the opportunities for discipleship and ministry development within the parish;
  • Continue to develop the good relationship between the parish and the local schools.

“There are opportunities on the horizon that could really make a difference to Ashington.” - Sir John Hall, Chair of Ashington Town Team

This is a Diocese committed to ‘growing church bringing hope.’


Further details and application form from the Bishop's Secretary - 0191 285 2220


You may also wish to speak with The Bishop of Beverley (01904) 628155


Closing date: 5pm on 24th May
Interviews: 26th/27th June

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required


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