Vacancy: Rector of Ribchester and Priest-in-Charge of Hurst Green and Mitton

The advertisement for the vacancy of Rector of Ribchester and Priest-in-charge of Hurst Green and Mitton is now available on the Diocesan website.


Ribchester Vacancy Advert

Lead us towards a United Benefice in the beautiful Ribble Valley in the heart of the Lancashire countryside. We seek a priest who will:  Be prayerful and passionate for our diocesan vision of healthy churches transforming communities.  Build co-operation and fellowship between the three parishes in the new United Benefice.  Support our variety in worship, but not be frightened to challenge us with new ideas.  Build on the laity’s involvement and commitment to lay led services.  Be proactive in providing compassionate pastoral care.  Develop the involvement with our young people and families.  Improve communication and bring good organisation.  Listen to the needs of the congregation and community.  Support our approach to “Eco” issues. For an informal conversation, please contact the Area Dean, Rev Colin Penfold on 01254 884039 or email For more information and an application form, please visit the diocesan website ( or contact Mrs Judith Henderson, Bishop of Lancaster’s Office on 01524 799900 or email An enhanced DBS check will be required. Closing date: 28 October 2016 If you wish to find out more about ministry in the North West of England please take a look at the website