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Vacancies in the Diocese of Ely


Walpole St Peter with St Andrew and West Walton

Both Walpole St Peter and West Walton churches feature in Simon Jenkins Top 100 churches and receive a large number of visitors - they are stunning buildings.  Although the buildings are significant, it is the welcome and the fellowship of the communities which makes this such an attractive post.  The existing supportive congregations are Anglo-Catholic/middle Anglican in style and both churches have good regular congregations.

One key aspect of these parishes is the excellent relationships with local schools (five of them).  They are looking for a priest who is willing to visit the schools and thereby, to help grow the congregations at both churches.

The parishes are between Wisbech and Kings Lynn.  The post is enhanced by the support of a resident LLM.

For an informal conversation please contact The Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech The Venerable Hugh McCurdy archdeacon.handw@elydiocese.org

To request an application form please contact PA to the Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech,
Karen Steyn karen.steyn@elydiocese.org

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.


Doddington with Benwick and Wimblington
Christchurch and Manea and Welney
(Six villages of varying size around the town of March)

The congregations are enthusiastic and supportive and there is a dynamic Ministry Team supporting the work of the congregations.

Alongside the traditional church they have experimented with some forms of Fresh Expression.

They are looking for someone who will help them continue to grow together, think strategically about their future and help them grow in faith and number.

To arrange an informal conversation please contact The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech,The Venerable Hugh McCurdy archdeacon.handw@elydiocese.org

For an application form please contact PA to the Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, Karen Steyn karen.steyn@elydiocese.org

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position.


Doddington with Benwick and Wimblington

Our encouraging Team and Supportive Churches are seeking to appoint a House for Duty Priest to live in Doddington in Cambridgeshire in the Diocese of Ely.

You will work on Sundays and two other days and live in the well-appointed five bedroom modern rectory in Doddington. Doddington is a pleasant village within striking distance of Ely, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We would like you to become a member of our Ministry Team working with our Priest in Charge, Retired Priest, a Licensed Lay Minister, LLMs and Lay Leaders.

We seek someone with a flexible approach who values scripture and church teaching with a caring nature and good humoured disposition.

To arrange an informal conversation please contact The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech,The Venerable Hugh McCurdy archdeacon.handw@elydiocese.org

For an application form please contact PA to the Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech,
Karen Steyn karen.steyn@elydiocese.org

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position.

Other Vacancies


Could you become a Day Chaplain at Ely Cathedral? This is seasonal work (Easter to October). Day Chaplains welcome visitors to the Cathedral in the name of Christ. They lead hourly prayers and are available to engage with our visitors and pray with them where appropriate. This is a voluntary post but mileage is paid and assistance given with the costs of refreshments whilst on duty. Full training will be given. Chaplains are invited to twice-yearly gatherings and other functions for Cathedral volunteers. See flyer here.

If you are interested in exploring this further, please contact either Alan Hargrave (a.hargrave@elycathedral.org) or Jan Payne (janmpayne@gmail.com) or John Marshall (jandrmarshall68@yahoo.co.uk) to find out more.


Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge

Join the team running a busy, seven-day-a-week city centre church. To do so you will need a proven track record as an effective administrator, preferably in the charity sector, and a wide range of hands-on skills.  You will be fully in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the church and able to work collaboratively with other employees, church members and volunteers, some of the latter have learning difficulties, for a salary in the range £28,000 to £33,000. 

For full details, email: emmanuelurc@btinternet.com or phone: 01223 351174

Closing date: 14th September. Interviews late September. Start: 1st December.


St Mary The Virgin Church, Fen Ditton is seeking an organist to assist with Sunday services.

Initially, we are looking for someone to lead services one or two Sundays per month.

The first, second, fourth and fifth Sundays in the month are Sung Eucharist services, using the Malcolm Archer setting. The third Sunday of the month is an All Age Worship service. We use the Anglican Hymns Old & New hymnbook. Fen Ditton Church Choir (usually numbering at least 8) helps lead the singing, and regularly sing anthems (unison/2-part) during the Communion.

Although the church is not able to offer a fee for the Sunday services, subject to approval, there may be opportunity for remuneration through playing for funeral and wedding services (currently paid at £60 and £80 per occasion, respectively).

Enquiries should be directed to Rebekah Ellis (Organist) on (01638) 720478 or bekah.ellis@gmail.com

HOSPITAL VISITING - A Ministry for you?

Have you a few hours to spare a week? Do you like meeting people, listening to their stories and encouraging them on their spiritual journey? Then you might be able to help the Chaplaincy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We are looking for lay visitors who will come in, adopt a ward and visit the patients on a weekly basis.

Regular 10 week Lay Visitors training courses are run by the Chaplaincy Department at Addenbrooke's Hospital, the next one starts on Wednesday morning, 16th September 2015.

For further details and an application form please contact the Chaplaincy Administrator.
Box 105,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ.
Telephone: 01223 217769 or e-mail: chaplaincy@addenbrookes.nhs.uk


Do you have a heart to help young people become vibrant followers of Jesus in a multi-faith environment? Can you provide relevant and engaging teaching, discipleship and evangelistic emphasis? Can you lead and inspire volunteers and work alongside a church staff team? We are looking for an experienced church youth worker to lead our ministry to young people aged 11-18.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to lead the work with young people in a vibrant multicultural area of Birmingham. St Christopher’s is a lively evangelical Anglican Church which sees youth ministry as a vital part of our church life. We are committed to seeing young people discipled in their faith and equipped to live out that faith in their daily lives. We long to see young people from all backgrounds hear the Good News of Jesus and have an opportunity to respond to the Gospel in relevant ways.

This post is subject to a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the person is a practising Christian, and also to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Contract: Full-time (although part-time would be considered)
Salary: £21,254 - £24,945 p.a.
Location: Springfield, SE Birmingham

Contact: To apply for this position please request details and an application form from Tina Brogan on stchristopherschurch@hotmail.co.uk or the church office on 0121 325 5331 or 5342. Details of the church and its work can be found at: www.stchristopherschurch.co.uk

Closing date: Monday, 9th November
Interviews: Wednesday, 18th November