Interim Priest in Charge (up to 18 months), required for the benefices of Camborne, Tuckingmill and Penponds; and Crowan and Treslothan.

This unusual post has arisen in the light of the deanery and diocesan proposals for a future Resource Church based in Camborne under the banner of ‘Transforming Mission’ (see our current project in Falmouth:, these visionary proposal have now been approved and we will be moving forward with our mission at the earliest possible opportunity. The interim priest will be able to apply for any of the resultant permanent posts.

The post-industrial environment of this part of Cornwall is both urban and rural, with some significant social needs.  Ministry here will be to young and old, alongside ecumenical partners, and helping us to rise to the challenges of change.  Our worship-styles cover a range from informal Café Church to traditional Anglo-Catholic services.

The successful applicant will need:

  • An ability to manage and lead through change and uncertainty.
  • An ability to speak naturally of their own faith and its implications and the desire to share this with others.
  • Experience of, and comfortable with a wide range of worship styles.
  • An ability to identify and nurture the ministries and gifts of all church members.
  • A passion for all people irrespective of their situation.
  • Experience of working with others in the community in an imaginative way.
  • Experience of the building relations in new situations, enabling congregations to discover positive vision and work towards growth


For more details and/or an application form, please get in touch with Archdeacon Audrey via

The closing date for this position is noon on the 4th January 2019,

A full stipend and housing will be provided with this interim post.

The appointment is subject to Enhanced DBS.