Are you confident in your faith, curious about God and people, and committed to mutual accountability?

We are looking for three exceptional, Spirit-inspired priests who love the local church, and are called to help lead and deliver our vision for the Diocese of Truro.

Cornwall is both one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with its glorious coastlands and empty moors, and one of the most deprived. The population is 572,00, with the majority of people living in the towns of the central spine of the county running from Launceston, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, Hayle and Penzance. These areas have higher levels of deprivation than the coastal villages, where second home ownership and holiday lets are popular.

Although we are a ‘young’ diocese, formed in 1876 out of the Diocese of Exeter, the Christian faith has been alive here since at least the 4th century, and that history is visible wherever you go across the county, especially in the stone crosses that mark the roadsides, and in the many churches and communities that carry the names of the great saints, especially those of the early Celtic church.

The core purpose of the role is to lead deaneries in the implementation of their plans towards the fruitful and sustainable future discerned in each place. To do this the three Deans will work closely with clergy and lay leaders, providing practical leadership, growing hope in the future, supporting decision making, overcoming blocks to plan-implementation and nurturing healthy cultures so that the vision and goals described in deanery plans become a reality.

While each role will be locally shaped for their context, they will each be built around five core elements:

  1. Carry the formal responsibilities of a Rural Dean
  2. Lead the implementation of deanery plans theologically, pastorally and practically
  3. Supporting the cultural and practical work of change
  4. Providing practical and pastoral support to clergy and lay leaders
  5. Under the leadership of the Archdeacon, working as a team with the other Rural Deans

When completing your personal statement indicate which role(s) you are applying for and why.  

Closing date: 27th February at 12noon
Vocational Conversation: Week commencing 11th March
Interviews: 22nd March 2024

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Appointment subject to references and enhanced disclosure from the DBS