houghton and Kingmoor church


Associate Minister at St John’s Houghton with St Peter’s Kingmoor (Carlisle)

We are a classical evangelical parish, committed to discipleship and evangelism. We seek an ordained Anglican “to equip the saints for works of service” for the many gospel opportunities here. Our main pattern for ministry is to prayerfully teach the Bible across every area of our congregational and parish life.

There is some flexibility to shape this new role around the strengths and skills of the person appointed. They will lead on some strategic ministry areas across the whole parish, as well as focusing on the work in Houghton village, including the 11am congregation, outreach homegroup and leading a team to plant a new congregation.

This post would suit someone completing their curacy, or with more experience who would enjoy the outreach and ministry opportunities here.

Questions, or informal expressions of interest, can be directed to the vicar: Andrew.Towner@HKchurch.org.uk // 01228 515363

Closing date: midday, Monday 28th September

Letter from the Vicar:

Thank you for your interest in the Associate Minister post here.

The deadline for applications is 9am (BST) on Monday 28th September. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 6th October.

The precise details of how visits and interview might work will have to be finalised nearer the time, in the context of the lockdown situation at that point.  Whatever the restrictions, we intend to provide some informal time with various members of the congregations here, as well as our Staff Team and PCC.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a short presentation to the interview panel, with details provided nearer the time.

This appointment is subject to the full standard Diocesan appointment processes.

I hope you’ve found all the details you need in the paperwork, but please do be in touch with me personally if anything is unclear, or for an informal exploratory conversation.

Please be assured of my prayers for all who are reading this.

Your brother,

Andrew Towner



Andrew Towner, Vicar

Downloadable documents:

Please click on the links below to download or view the following documents:

Parish Profile (PDF)

PPC Vision and values document (PDF)

Associate Minister Job Description (PDF)

Associate Minister Person Profile (PDF)

Application form part 1 (Word doc)

Application form part 2 (Word doc)



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