Full-time Priest with Oversight Responsibilities
We are seeking a priest to serve full-time with a focus on the four rural parishes of Mevagissey, St Ewe, St Goran and Caerhays and with links to the town parish of St Austell.
A warm welcome awaits a priest who would enjoy working in this most attractive part of south Cornwall.  We are friendly people who would welcome applications from individuals of any background, whether as a first position or having more experience.
Under the Saints’ Way vision, the deanery of St Austell, of which these parishes are part, has been engaging in the On the Way process to seek and discern a fruitful and sustainable future under God. The implementation of the resultant deanery plan (approved in the autumn of 2021) is well underway; encouraging progress has been made and the deanery is largely in good heart.
The four parishes of Mevagissey, St Ewe, St Goran and St Michael Caerhays are currently part of two separate benefices and a pastoral scheme is underway to enable a new future in which they can work together in a mutually beneficial way under the leadership of a priest with oversight responsibilities.
It is difficult to not be charmed by these beautiful parishes in the southern tip of St Austell Deanery. They are a blend of tourist coastlands, fishing village, and small rural hamlets, each with scenic appeal, community spirit and the challenges of populations that ebb and flow.
We are a group of churches who are enthusiastic to grow. We are looking for someone who can bring new vision and new ideas to the  challenge of bringing more young people into our churches.  We have built the basic building blocks but need someone to help take us on the next steps of this exciting journey.
This mission area team recognises that this and most clergy roles are demanding. Providing support and caring for your wellbeing is important to us. There is a commitment at senior level and the organisation generally to:
• ensure that, at a strategic level, clergy wellbeing is explicitly referenced, and embedded in, all projects and work;
• it is adequately resourced and funded; and
• that we champion clergy wellbeing, challenge unsupportive behaviours and attitudes, and lead by example.
The diocese has a Clergy Wellbeing Group, with the aim of
embedding the principles of the Covenant for Clergy Care
and Wellbeing into the day-to-day policies and practices
of the diocese.

Part of the process will include a vocational conversation that will take place online between short-listing and the interview in the week beginning 12th August.

Clergy appointment processes in this diocese are conducted in accordance with Safer Recruitment and People Management. The appointment is subject to enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

For more information and to apply with Pathways here: https://www.cofepathways.org/members/modules/job/detail.php?record=7261 


Application closing date
Applications to be received by midday on the closing date 31 July 2024
Interview date
Interviews will be held 21 August 2024
Parish visit
20 August 2024
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