“Our vision for the future … To bring people of all ages to know the Love of God and deepen the Faith of those within the Family of the Church”

This is a great opportunity for ministry at the heart of South Shields with huge potential for community engagement and outreach. We are hoping for a mission minded priest, who can build on the good foundations that have been laid, someone who gets the mission opportunities of the occasional offices especially baptisms and can use them for growth. You will need a heart for growing disciples through excellent worship and teaching, and being engaged with the community. In the light of future clergy reductions you will need to be collaborative in spirit and style, someone who can work to enable the churches of the traditional grouping in South Shields to flourish, within the broader deanery.

This church has passed a resolution on the grounds of theological conviction that arrangments be made for it in accordance with the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

For an informal conversation about this post please speak with the Ven. Stuart Bain. Archdeacon of Sunderland 01291 5362300 or The Rt. Revd. Glyn Webster, The Bishop of Beverley 01904 628155

  • Closing date: 3rd November 2017
  • Interviews: 15th November 2017

Additional Details

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


Diocesan Plan 2017 revision 273.79 KB 247 downloads

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

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