House for Duty, Priest in Charge, Derby St Anne


'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.


+ Jonathan


Closing date: 29th September, 12 noon

Interview date: 19th October


For an application form please visit the Diocese of Derby's website:

Derby St Anne Parish Profile

Team Vicar in the Heavitree Team Ministry

The parish of Heavitree with St Mary Steps, Exeter, is looking to appoint a Team Vicar, modern but traditional Catholic for the St Paul's Area of Exeter.  The area includes the post Second World War Burnthouse Estate which has a population of about 4,000.  It is a lively estate with 2 schools, a children's centre, a health centre and a community centre as well as a pub and some shops.


The post requires energy and commitment, and a careful pastoral ministry, but there is great potential to reach out and serve.


Bishop Jonathan writes:


In my time as Bishop of Ebbsfleet I have come to know the clergy and laity of the Heavitree Team Ministry well and know it to be a healthy and positive team.  This opportunity therefore, to serve as Team Vicar, is a very attractive one.  The different parts of the team are varied and cover a busy and attractive part of Exeter.  At a time when many clergy, including traditional catholic clergy, live with relatively little priestly fellowship in their work, this team under Fr Robin’s guidance is both joyful and purposeful in its work.  But work it is; and the parishes are committed to reaching out throughout the Heavitree area with a developing sense of Mission.  I hope this profile catches your imagination and encourages you to apply discern with us whether God is calling you to join us in this ministry.



The Heavitree Tea covers a large urban area of East Exeter -


For further details of this post and an application pack, please contact:

The Archdeacon of Exeter's Office, Emmanuel House, Station Road, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9RS

Tel: 01392 425 577



Closing date: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Interviews: Monday 24th July 2017

Heavitree Profile


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