Vicar of Chapel St Leonards and Hogsthorpe and Mumby with Cumberworth

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Post Reference: cofe/TP/21444/2128
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Clergy
Contract Details: Full Time
Salary/Stipend: £26'890
Closing Date: 05/04/2020
Region / Division: Lincoln
Post Category: Clergy
Organizational Unit: Archbishop of Canterbury
Location: Chapel St Leonards


As a priest looking for a new parish to serve we thank you for taking the time to look at our Parish Profile. We are obviously biased but believe there is no better place to live than the rural coast of North East Lincolnshire! We trust God that you will feel the same.

Our churches are an integral part of their respective communities but in very different ways. Each presents separate challenges for our new incumbent but there are many opportunities to reach out further to the wider community creating a stronger and vibrant church in each village. We pray that our new incumbent will help us to extend our faith, love, spiritual and pastoral support to our communities, to nurture the gifts and talents of our congregation and be seen and known in the wider community.

If you are inspired by this opportunity we shall be delighted to work with you. If not, please pray for us in our quest for the right priest to lead us in worship and witness.

For an informal chat about this vacancy please contact

Elizabeth Elvidge Churchwarden, Hogsthorpe, phone:01754 872927 email:

Susan Green Churchwarden, Chapel St Leonards. phone: 01754 873742

Closing Date: Sunday, 5th April 2020

Parish Visit: Monday, 27th April 2020

Interview Date: Edward King House, Lincoln, Tuesday, 28th April 2020

The Ideal Candidate

We need a priest who has the self-discipline to give themselves the time and energy to pray, read, reflect and study. We would give full backing to a priest’s entitlement in terms of days off, holidays and retreats.We are looking for a priest who will be seen and known in the wider communities, building bridges between church and village life. Interaction with the wider community will of course be invaluable. We trust you will engage with all in their spiritual needs and give practical support where needed.

We hope you will be enthusiastic and confident about introducing new types of services which you consider to be important. It will be essential that you make every effort to engage with young people through the schools in Chapel St Leonards and Hogsthorpe. There are residential homes where contact has at present been lost. Yet another in a series of challenges and opportunities.

 We need a priest who wants to improve people’s lives, through action and the love of God, and to“make a difference”, the key rewards of course for anyone in a caring, pastoral and spiritual profession. As with all church groups, there is always the possibility to change, improve and develop the way we engage with local communities.


For more information about this application process, please use this link

About Us

Our post-holders from within the congregation are knowledgeable, receptive to new ideas, and practically and positively minded. We bring a good mixture of talent and expertise with hard work and organisation. We are confident that we shall continue to grow and develop each church individually but also as part of the group with the strong leadership of our new priest. We are looking forward to working with and supporting our new priest in an exciting opportunity to bring the love and faith of God to the wider community; to focus our minds on prayer and spirituality and share our love and laughter with all who need us.

We would like to see

  • More learning, spirituality and prayer
  • More community involvement, giving all a chance to interact with and learn more of God's love and word
  • More connection with those who need us

                                            ‘We are pilgrims on a journey
                                            And companions on the road;
                                            We are here to help each other
                                           Walk the mile and bear the load.’


To find out more about us, please use the following links.

Lincoln Diocese 

Chapel St Leonards Church Facebook page

St Marys Church Hogsthorpe Facebook page

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