St John’s Hensingham are looking for a Ministry Apprentice who:

  • Is passionate for Christ
  • Is currently serving in their church
  • Is keen to explore gospel ministry
  • Is eager to grow
  • Has a humble spirit and works well with leaders already in place

The post is ideally suited to someone keen to work in an area of social deprivation and in the north of England.

You do not need to be an Anglican, but a knowledge of how Anglican churches operate would be of benefit, and sympathy with our church vision would be essential (see Our Gospel DNA,


Successful applicants will:

  • gain experience of Word Ministry in various settings of the church, with training and feedback. This will initially be led by the degree of experience and the gifting of the applicant.
  • lead in our children’s groups, with some responsibility for teaching and planning; working with the overall leader of the groups.
  • help explore opportunities for church planting in the local area, in line with our desire to move towards two planting groups, by 2022.
  • experience the range of aspects of ministry alongside the Ministers and a Mentor, and to get opportunities to develop in these as appropriate.
  • perform practical duties in the church, such as opening and locking up the building and setting up events.

As part of your training you will attend the North West Partnership or Union School of Theology to study for the Graduate Diploma.

NWP is a one- year course on day release to Leyland and Union is a two- year course delivered through our own Learning Community, where you will join our current students.


Financial and accommodation arrangements

A volunteer working agreement will be agreed upon. A bursary from St John’s is available towards living and study costs and you will be offered housing with a church family.


To find out more about this opportunity contact Simon Walker, Associate Vicar

[email protected]

01946 63797


This post is subject to safer recruitment as outlined in our Safeguarding Policy at