Belmont is a popular residential parish on the outskirts of the university city of Durham with a well-equipped church and hall, St Mary Magdalene; Pittington is a village nearby with a beautiful and historic church building, St Lawrence. They are seeking someone rooted in prayer and the Eucharist who will help people experience God’s love, connect the Bible with modern life, explore different forms of worship, develop the gifts of lay people, and build on excellent schools work. They would value a prayerful risk-taker, prepared to help them step out in faith. The previous priest was also Area Dean of Durham and if a candidate has the necessary skills the Bishop is minded to appoint the next Priest in Charge as Area Dean. All our deaneries are revising their deanery plans; Durham needs clear strategic thought and an Area Dean who can share leadership in an inspiring and missional way.

  • Closing date: TBC
  • Interviews: TBC

For informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Durham, the Ven Ian Jagger 0191 384 7534 [email protected]

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The vision of the Diocese is ‘Blessing our communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all’. Within this the three core priorities are Growing the Church, Children and Young People and Poverty. These are outlined and expressed in the Diocesan ‘Plan on a Page’.

Supporting Documentation

Diocesan Plan-on-a-page


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This download is the 2017 revision of the Diocese of Durham Plan-on-a-page. The plan...

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