Our one parish with four churches, each different and unique, offers an opportunity for mission and ministry that is both exciting and challenging.  We are looking for a Team Vicar to join the Team Rector, Lay Reader, Authorised Pastoral Assistant and the many lay people who together share a passion for building God’s kingdom here.  We work as a team, taking seriously the Diocesan priorities of young people, tackling poverty, and church growth.

In particular, the new Team Vicar will:

  • be a person of prayer, able to encourage others to a prayerful life
  • be a good communicator, with energy and enthusiasm
  • be a team player, working with others and helping people to discover and use their gifts
  • be passionate about small missional groups/discipleship
  • work alongside the Missional Leadership for Growth team to explore where God is leading us
  • with support, explore a Fresh Expression of church in the Horndale area.

There are so many opportunities here in Newton Aycliffe; is God calling you to join us here?

This is a full-time stipendiary post, with 4-bedroom detached vicarage.

For an informal conversation, please contact Achdeacon Rick Simpson on: 01325 480444 /

Supporting Documentation


Parish Profile

  • Closing Date: 22nd January
  • Interviews: 6th February

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


The full role description can be viewed and downloaded here:

Person Specification

Location of St Michale's and All Angels

Diocesan Plan-on-a-page

Diocesan Strategy Documents

Plan on a page-2018 Final Version

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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.