Job Openings

Director of Revitalisation

Director of Revitalisation, Leeds Diocese

The Diocese of Leeds has been awarded funding for a Director of Church Revitalisation, who will drive forward our vision of confident Christians who are growing churches, transforming communities and helping share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The Director of Church Revitilisation will work alongside bishops and senior leaders to oversee the continuing development of our strategy for church growth. They will have the opportunity to take a whole-system view when looking at revitilisation, bringing together people and buildings to develop sustainable plans. They will ensure that models of ministry are developed and implemented in a financially viable and missionally appropriate contexts, helping to deliver our vision of growing and planting churches across the diocese. They will play a key role in supporting our existing Strategic Development Fund projects as well as helping us look to establish new ones.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level or equivalent and be an experienced and capable leader. They must be able to evidence being part of a team that has led a church into growth, whether through innovation, church planting or fresh expressions and have a working knowledge of delivering significant change management projects.

A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions and 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

Closing Date: 8th February 2021

Shortlisting:19th February 2021

Interviews: 22nd February 2021

If you would like to discuss the post or have any questions regarding it, please contact Jill Marsh ( to arrange an informal discussion with Jonathan Wood, CEO/Diocesan Secretary.

For full details and to apply

Area: Leeds Diocese

Priest in Charge and Pioneer Leader

Priest in Charge of the Bungay Benefice and Pioneer Leader of the Lightwave Hub

Is God calling you to combine pioneer and parish ministry?

The Benefice consists of the market town of Bungay with the small parishes of Mettingham and Barsham with Shipmeadow.

Lightwave is a Suffolkwide missional community. An important part of this role will be to pioneer a Lightwave hub congregation in Bungay, reaching people who are not yet part of any church.

We are looking for someone who

  • places prayer at the heart of their ministry
  • has a passion for making new disciples
  • fosters Christian community, including small missional groups
  • will develop creative approaches with us, reaching out to schools, families and young people
  • will cherish and nurture a variety of traditions in our benefice and start new forms of worship alongside the old
  • will lead, equip and release people into ministry.

A full-time post, part funded by a Strategic Development Fund grant. License initially for three years, with intention to renew. Good, modern rectory.

Download - Role Description
Download - Benefice Profile

For an informal discussion please contact:

The Ven. Jeanette Gosney, Archdeacon of Suffolk | Tel: 07710 479497 or

The Ven. Sally Gaze, Leader of the Lightwave Community | Tel: 07446 933129


Closing date: 9 February 2021

Interview date: 26 February 2021

How to apply

For further information including role description, benefice profile and application details please visit

Area: Diocese of Suffolk

Church Growth and Planting Enabler (CGPE)

Christ Church Chilwell and St Barnabas, Inham Nook

Now more than ever, there’s a need for creativity and innovation to reach the unreached and release God’s people to be salt and light in the streets and in the cloud, bringing life, hope, comfort and joy to our neighbours and to our world. We are Anglican Evangelical sister churches already actively engaged in serving our local communities in a wide range of ways online and offline, yet we’re hungry to build on present progress to break new ground and bring new life that better reflects the people and communities being reached. This role is all about adding capacity to catalyse and spearhead that work.

Within 18-months of appointment we expect a new worshipping community (NWC – a plant, graft, revitalisation, fresh expression, etc) to have begun. Under the close oversight of the CGPE, that NWC would be planted by a passionate team of local lay people and grown by evangelism. The CGPE will prepare and establish that team in such a way that the NWC doesn’t revolve around them. Whilst they’ll continue to guide and support the NWC, they’ll also be expected to begin the process of building other teams for future NWCs.

Download - Job Description – CGPE

Please apply via:    

Post Reference:                cofe/TP/148/2879

Closing Date:                    10th January 2021

Interviews:                        3rd February 2021

More information may be found at

For an informal discussion and further information please contact Rev Andy Tufnell, Vicar of Christ Church Chilwell and St Barnabas, Inham Nook:; Tel: 07410 541354

Area: Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham