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The vacancies in the Diocese of Peterborough on this page are currently being advertised. For information about clergy vacancies elsewhere in the country, see the webpage for the Church of England's recruitment service.


Incumbent of Gleneagles Anglican Church, Wellingborough

Associate Priest of the Rutland Water Benefice

Associate Vicar of the Benefice of Oundle with Ashton, Benefield and Glapthorn

Rector of Barnack, Bainton, Helpston & Wittering

Rector of Paston

Priest in Charge (House for Duty) of Cranford, Grafton Underwood, Twywell and Slipton

Priest in Charge of the Upper Welland Valley Parishes

Vicar (House for Duty) of Bretton

Vicar of St Andrew’s, Kettering                                                                      

Volunteer Chaplains to support Northants Police and Fire across the county


Vacancies for two Lay Members of Chapter for Peterborough Cathedral

The Bishop of Peterborough in consultation with the Chapter of Peterborough Cathedral is seeking to appoint two new Lay Members of Chapter (which directs and oversees the work of the Cathedral) to support the Cathedral’s mission and ministry in this crucial and challenging phase of its 900 year history.

Expressions of interest are sought by the end of August 2020 for these honorary positions, particularly from individuals with significant experience in law, commerce or marketing, or in the leadership and governance of business or charities. Lay members should be actual communicant members of the Church of England and resident in the Diocese or on the electoral roll of a parish in the Diocese or the Cathedral’s Congregational Roll.

For further information contact the Dean of Peterborough – The Very Revd Chris Dalliston – via

Chaplain for All Saints’ Church of England Primary School, Peterborough (from September 2020)

One day per week or 5.5 hours

Grade 8 Point 20 (£25,295 FTE)

Actual per annum: £5174.24

We are a friendly school that offers well-behaved children who want to learn. If you have a passion for ensuring children learn and meet their full potential, and if you have the drive and energy to make change happen, this is the job for you!

We are seeking a Chaplain who:

  • Offer a distinctive Christian presence to the pastoral care of the whole school community
  • Are both hardworking and a good team member
  • Actively contribute to weekly whole school acts of worship
  • Create a children’s worship ministry team
  • Support the school's Christian ethos
  • Relate sensitivity to those of other faiths and none.

We can offer:

  • A calm, friendly and welcoming school with children who are well supported and have a desire to learn
  • A great team of dedicated teachers, support staff and governors
  • A well-resourced school
  • An active and supportive Governing Body
  • Excellent opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
  • Dedicated and quality PPA time with your team
  • Free refreshments
  • Early finish on a Friday afternoon

Siams Inspection 4th March 2020 – Are you the person to:

  • “Explore further ways to engage in social action, so expanding the school’s already positive impact as a beacon of light and hope for the local and wider community”.
  • “Develop the leadership role of the worship ambassadors to include whole school settings to extend their understanding of the purpose of worship”.

Our glowing Ofsted Inspection Report (27th March 2019) states:

  • “Pupils behave exceptionally well”
  • “They are curious and confident in their learning and work with determination and focus”
  • “One parent, reflecting the view of others, told me that staff 'leave no stone unturned' to ensure that children are happy and succeed in school"

Please download the application pack from the school website –

Closing date:                25th September 2020

Interview date:             Week beginning 28th September 2020

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required for all successful applicants, together with two referees.

Director for Innovate Multi Academy trust

This is a trust that has four schools in it including two church schools – Woodford Halse & Kilsby. We are looking for a practising Christian who could be on the Directors and to support around the Church school ethos. The Directors meet about six times a year and training and support would be available.

You can contact Peter French – Deputy Director of Education – for a no obligation chat around the role by emailing

Music Post at St Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers

St Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers is looking to enhance and develop its music provision – building on our long-standing fine choral and music tradition. We are exploring new and creative ways to enrich our worship, as well as engaging more fully with our community.

We are inviting enquiries and expressions of interest from church musicians with previous experience as an organist, choir director or musician to explore a possible post as Director of Music, or Assistant Organist, at this exciting time of new possibilities. This is an unique opportunity to be involved at the beginning of shaping both this post and the potential development of music and liturgy within the church. RSCM professional rates are offered on a range from £3,500 to £6,500 (depending on the nature of the post appointed to and previous experience).

For further information or an informal chat, please contact Revd Michelle Dalliston on 01733 569147 or 07961 003352, or email

The details of the job description will be agreed in discussion with the successful candidate.

We can offer:

  • A small but committed and experienced choir of adults and a small junior choir

  • A fantastic church setting – St Mary the Virgin Higham Ferrers is a 13th Century, Grade 1 listed building in an unique setting with three other Grade 1 listed buildings/monuments: The Bede House, Chantry Chapel (both 15th Century) and nearby Medieval Churchyard Cross

  • An excellent modern hybrid organ, built by trailblazing organ-builder Peter Collins, and installed in 2009 (see the NPOR entry for full specification –

  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues committed to developing the musical life of St Mary’s.

We are looking for:

  • An excellent musician with some experience of church music and choirs to grow and develop the musical life of our church and community

  • Someone with creative flair and a willingness to experiment, as well as an understanding of church tradition

  • Good interpersonal skills and proven organisational ability.


For clergy and other vacancies in neighbouring dioceses, click the link below.



Southwell and Nottingham



Please note that the Diocese of Peterborough is not responsible for vacancies offered by external organisations. Applicants should contact the organisation concerned with any queries.

There are currently no vacancies.