Picture: Shildon Town Council


St John’s Shildon with St Mark’s Eldon

We are praying for a leader who will work with us collaboratively as we reach out to others to share the love of God in our parishes. We have developed a very clear vision for growth in numbers, in our discipleship, and in the loving service we offer through strong community engagement (especially the award-winning ‘Shildon Alive’ project); evangelism, nurture and social action belong together in our mission and ministry.

This is an exciting post for our next minister, as she/he helps us to build further on the firm foundations laid here.

  • Closing Date: 30th January 2020
  • Interviews: 17th February 2020

For more information or an informal conversation, please contact: Archdeacon of Auckland, The Venerable Rick Simpson 01325 480444

[email protected]

Supporting Documentation


Parish Profiles


Additional Details

The vision of the Diocese is ‘Blessing our communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all’. Within this, the 3 core priorities are Growing the Church, Children and Young People, and Poverty. These are outlined and expressed in the Diocesan

Plan on a page-2018 Final Version

Diocesan Plan-on-a-page

Diocesan Strategy Documents


Apply Now

If you are interested in this exciting role where there are also huge opportunities to nurture, encourage and enable the wider ministry and mission of the Church we want to hear from you.