ST ANNE'S CHURCH, DERBY
'Powerful and majestic' - Pevsner
A parish of The Society
House for Duty Priest-in-Charge
for this historic inner city parish of traditional Catholic faith and practice with a distinguished history of ministry to the needy.
The Diocese of Derby and the See of Ebbsfleet, supported by the Additional Curates Society,
are looking for a priest:
- to minister to the existing congregation
- to build up the church for the future
- to find new ways of serving this needy area
- and to work collaboratively with other parishes and agencies to serve the wider West End community.
The post will be for three years.
Bishop Jonathan writes:
We often speak of God’s faithfulness – and about our faithfulness as Christians as mirroring
his. I have rarely come across a parish in the Church of England where the sheer abiding
faithfulness of God was more clearly at work than St Anne’s. The lay people of this
community, supported over the years by the ministry of many non-resident priests, have a
deep double loyalty: first, to the inheritance of Anglican faith as their inspiration, but also
to the people of the locality and their needs. An Anglo-Catholic parish community deeply
embedded in the kind of community the Church finds hard to reach, in a part of Derby
which has changed out of all recognition in recent decades.
Thanks to the combined energies of all who want to reverse the decline of the parish’s
fortunes, and wonderfully supported by the Additional Curate’s Society to ensure housing
for a priest, St Anne’s and I now faithfully await a blessing from God. We need a priest who
can guide this community confidently into a period of renewal, outreach and growth,
including a catholic and sacramental approach to mission and evangelism, which is not only
the hope of the parish but a declared need of the whole deanery. While the arrangement is
at present a house for duty, you would be working in a supportive grouping of catholic parish
clergy and deanery colleagues, and ministering a much-needed sense of hope and enterprise.
We are praying for you as you read.
Closing date: 29th September, 12 noon
Interview date: 19th October
For an application form please visit the Diocese of Derby's website: http://www.derby.anglican.org/en/about-us/vacancies/about-parish-vacancies/house-for-duty-priest-in-charge-of-derby-st-anne