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Ebbsfleet Chrism Homily 2014

“Let us recognize our need of all the gifts of God that these holy oils signify.” 


Confirmation at St James the Great, Hanslope

Confirmation at St James the Great, Hanslope, Bucks, on Gaudete Sunday, 15 December 2013


The Parishes of Derby St Luke, and Derby St Bartholomew

The Parishes of Derby St Luke, and Derby St Bartholomew

in the Diocese of Derby are searching for a




with experience, enthusiasm and energy looking

for a new challenge in a vibrant city environment


Both parishes have a strongly Anglo-Catholic tradition, and are under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.  We seek a priest

• keen to teach the faith to all age groups,

• to deepen our sacramental and missionary life,

• to develop the Church’s presence in our growing community – especially our schools and new housing developments,

• and strongly committed to the House of Bishops Declaration.


Well-appointed vicarage, on good route to city centre.


The Bishop of Ebbsfleet writes:


“The Anglo-Catholic presence in the City of Derby is a story of great and often sacrificial faithfulness to the kingdom of God in a very rapidly changing civic environment. St Luke’s and St Bartholomew’s are situated in the kind of mixed working communities in which catholic clergy and communities have for decades flourished with joy as well as with prophetic edge. But like all parishes, they need the ministry of a dedicated and prayerful priest, and they need it soon, if they are to be the eucharistic communities they aspire to be - inviting and supporting men and women in their communities to become fellow disciples of Jesus Christ. Are you the priest- or do you know the priest - who can respond to the faithfulness of the laity in these parishes, and  enable them to achieve their vision to serve and transform their communities? If so, together with the Bishop of Derby, we trust you will apply.”


Click here to download a Parish profile »


Click here to download an application form » 


Closing date for applications: 29th May 2015

Interviews: 23rd June 2015


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