Here, dear friends, is an invitation of generational significance and boundless opportunity, to serve both within the See of Oswestry and also in the great county of Cornwall – that land of a thousand saints.
Our vision as a Church is to journey, as the disciples on the road to Emmaus, but within our own communities. As we journey together, we seek to discover Christ in the breaking of bread and sacramental worship.
Both Penwerris and St George’s have passed the Resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration and have been placed under the oversight of the Bishop of Oswestry. Both parishes have a long and proud history of worship in the traditional Anglo-Catholic style.
Rural Deans of Carnmarth South and Powder:
The vision for our deaneries is all about proclaiming the gospel, engaging with our communities and growing disciples. This looks different in each of our contexts but our desire is the same. As Rural Deans we delight in our partnership and are excited about the opportunities of this new innovative appointment.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate would be appointed as Priest in Charge for an initial period of three years which could be renewed for a further three year  period. It is our shared hope that the parishes would by then have become financially secure and the post be made permanent.
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 2nd September.

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 visit the Pathways site:


Application closing date
Applications to be received by midday on the closing date 15 August 2024
Interview date
Interviews will be held 12 September 2024
Parish visit
11 September 2024
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