On The Way

‘So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another’ 1 Corinthians 12.5.

On the Way

Our Vision

We, in Kerrier Deanery, recognise this Deanery Plan, not as the conclusion to our being ‘On the Way’ but as a staging post on our journey to a more fruitful and sustainable future.

We recognise the urgent need for change, and that this plan asks us for answers we can only hesitantly give. Nonetheless, we are confident that this plan is a faithful response to God’s call to the churches of this deanery, and we offer it as the best map that we can manage for the next stage of our journey.

We wish to work as one ‘Body’ across the Deanery and we want our connectedness to grow. We realise our need to find new ways in which our dispersed communities can pray, learn, worship and support each other. To this end we have agreed a new staffing structure, the Kerrier Team Ministry, and desire that those who take up roles within this structure will lead us in care and mission, and to do so as part of the body of Christ in Kerrier.

For the post of Rural Dean for Kerrier Deanery

We are now able to advertise the post of Rural Dean and Team Leader for Kerrier Deanery.

Is God calling you to an exciting new opportunity in Cornwall?


The post of Rural Dean for Kerrier Deanery is a ground - breaking appointment for the person God is calling to serve in this stunning part of Truro Diocese.


We are looking for an experienced minister to serve as Rural Dean, to minister across the Deanery, and to establish a new and vibrant leadership team.


Being an experienced team leader, the new Rural Dean will be instrumental in the recruiting and leading of a new team for mission and ministry to include a new stipendiary Pioneer Minister, a full time Social Justice Lead and part time Leads in Pastoral Care and Children, Youth and Family Ministry.


The new Rural Dean will work in partnership with other colleagues, both ordained and lay, to shape a new approach to rural ministry that will enable the deanery to embrace a vision to ‘serve the poor, reach the young and care for the earth,’ with renewed confidence.


This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a dedicated, lively and pioneering leader. What we are looking for in our Rural Dean:


- A willingness to embrace change and experience of leading and supporting others through change Active and collaborative leadership, offering encouragement, direction and support across the churches and communities in the deanery

- A missional mindset for ministry which seeks, and acts upon, all opportunitiesto grow the church numerically and spiritually

- A love and understanding of rural ministry as a ministry of both presence and place alongside the capacity for shaping a new and creative approaches


For further information and details please visits our website: www.trurodiocese.org.uk/vacancies/ Closing date: 27th October 2022

Shortlisting: 1st November 2022

Visits and interviews: 15th and 16th November 2022

Appointment subject to enhanced disclosure from the DBS


For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Cornwall: archdeacons@truro.anglican.org

Apply now

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