St Agnes  Crantock  Cubert  Perranporth  Mount Hawke
On the North Cornish Coast

Looking up, reaching out, growing together in Christ

The Atlantic Coast Cluster established 7 years ago, has responded to the challenge set by the previous Oversight Minister to discover our calling and to re-imagine church today.

Welcome to the amazing deanery of Pydar, we are blessed with some of the most beautiful, and dramatic coastlines in Cornwall, with some key landmarks and beaches, from St Agnes to Padstow, attracting many tourists all through the year, especially during the summer, if you like sea, surf and and good food, then you’re looking in the right place.

The Atlantic Coast Cluster of five parishes covers a beautiful stretch of the north Cornish coastline, designated an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Status.

We want to share the gospel by being a church that:

  • Looks outward by being welcoming to all, where everyone is valued, supported and able to flourish in safety.
  • Looks upward so that members are growing spiritually in their own discipleship through prayer and exploring scripture, and are confident to share their faith.
  • Seeks engagement with our local community, communicating proactively.
  • Reaches out into the community to serve those in need.
  • Boldly reaches out to one and all with a focus on children, families and young people, humbly exploring more inclusive ways to worship.
  • Is growing by recognising, building and using our gifts and talents, equipping people for lay ministries, pastoral care, worship and leadership.
  • Cares for Creation and being committed to cutting our carbon footprint in our church buildings.

We are looking for someone who will lead our cluster forward, hold our churches together, have the characteristics of a parish priest and equip others to ministry alongside.

Watch our video introduction

This benefice 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.

Vocation Conversation w/c: 22nd April 2024

Appointment subject to enhanced disclosure from the DBS


Application closing date
Applications to be received by midday on the closing date 17 April 2024
Interview date
Interviews will be held 1 May 2024
Parish visit
30 April 2024
Contact information
Application documents