Pioneer Development Officer

Diocese of Southwark

The Bishop of Southwark has created a new department of Pioneering Ministry and Fresh Expressions. By 2025 we expect to have 100 Pioneers (lay and ordained). We have 100 fresh expressions of Church and expect that having a focus on encouraging, resourcing and supporting pioneering will see a significant increase in this number.

The post-holder will be part of an exciting new team led by Canon Will Cookson, Director of Pioneering Ministry and Dean of Fresh Expressions. The Diocese has a vision for growth and the new team is expected to play its part in helping the Diocese to grow and innovate. Some of the key ways that we anticipate that this will happen are through encouraging and supporting Lay and Ordained Pioneer Ministry; growing fresh expressions of Church/new Christian communities; and supporting a culture of innovation and risk taking in the Diocese.

The role of Pioneer Development Officer will play a key role in ensuring that our goals are met through supporting churches and lay teams across the Diocese, through consultancy, training and learning communities.

Pioneer Development Officer

If you would like an informal chat please contact: Canon Will Cookson (email, mobile: 07505 128548).

For more info and to apply, click here.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Diocese of Southwark

Church Planting Curates

St George's Stamford, Diocese of Lincoln

As Church Planting Curate, you will play your part in this programme of urban transformation, working at St George’s, one of the three new resource churches in the Diocese of Lincoln. You will share in the leadership of the church and the vision to plant into the larger market towns of Lincolnshire, mobilising church members and developing church planting teams to join you in moving to the new town and establishing the new congregation in two years’ time.

In addition to preparing for a church plant, this training position will fulfil all the requirements necessary to equip the curate for stipendiary ministry in the Church of England, particularly in the local context of the Diocese of Lincoln.

Church Planting Curates

Please contact Rector Martyn Taylor at for more information or an informal discussion.

To express an interest please send a copy of your CV to

Job Type: Full time

Area: Stamford, Diocese of Lincoln


Whitley Parish (St Agnes, St Paul and St Barnabas), Reading

This is an exciting opportunity to minister in an area of Reading that is growing fast in terms of population. The church has decided to partner with Greyfriars Reading (a Resource Church in the Diocese of Oxford) to find a new vicar who will oversee mission and ministry to see lives transformed by Jesus in the Whitley area. There is vast potential to reach out to the 20,000 residents, some of whom live in one of the most deprived areas of Reading, and to the growing number of businesses that lie within the parish.


If you would like to know more about this role, please contact David Walker ( who is the Vicar of Greyfriars Reading, helping oversee the appointment of the new vicar for Whitley.

Job Type: Full time

Area: Reading

Missioner to Business (Associate Priest)

Leeds City Centre

An exciting opportunity for an ordained leader to pioneer a new weekday ministry in the heart of one of the UK’s most vibrant, diverse and exciting cities to reach people who work in Leeds with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The team are already moving on with the building development required to enable Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane to once again be an asset for mission. They now seek a colleague who will progress the vision for the new ministry – including recruiting staff, developing networks and gathering a core team – before activity out of the building begins in September 2020.

This is an ideal role if you relish the pace of city life, thrive in corporate environments and understand business culture, have experience of outreach among young professionals and have a passion for resourcing Christians to live out their faith effectively in the workplace.

Missioner to Business

For further information, or for an informal conversation about the post, please contact Canon Sam Corley, The Rector of Leeds at

Job Type: Full Time

Area: Leeds

Planting Curate

All Saints Worcester (Resource Church)

The next curate at All Saints Worcester will be a key member of the senior ministry team, working directly and collaboratively with the Vicar, Associate Vicars and staff team, sharing in the leadership, development and care of the whole church.  They will be integral to the development of All Saints as a resource church, with an expectation they will either plant a new church or move into a parish embracing renewal in partnership with All Saints.

Planting Curate

To arrange an informal conversation, please contact Rich Johnson (Vicar) on along with a copy of your CV.

Closing Date: Whilst there is no formal closing date, we are looking to make an appointment by October 2019.

Job Type: Full Time

Area: Diocese of Worcester

Planting Curate

St Mark’s Church, Coventry (Resource Church)

The Planting Curate will be training within a demanding and exciting setting, with the aim that they themselves go on to plant a church at the end of their training. Placed within a growing church where mission to young people and students is paramount, the Curate will support the leading and growth of ministries with these groups, with emphasis on the use of Alpha and associated courses. They will also have a strategic role in developing further ministries in the North East of Coventry, in which the church is located. The diocese greatly values mission and invests heavily in training, making this an attractive option for potential planters.

Planting Curate

For further information, please either email the Principle of the Coventry Training Partnership, Revd Canon Richard Cooke on or the Incumbent Revd Dr Phil Atkinson on

Read more here: St Mark’s Curate Profile

Closing Date: Open until post filled

Job Type: Full Time

Area: Diocese of Coventry