Internships – September 2017 start

Is Penzance the beginning or the end of the line?

Yes it depends where you’re starting from!!!  BUT……

It could well be the beginning of something new for you. Wondering what to do next? Taking a year out? Not sure where God is calling you? Then maybe this opportunity could be for you.


Reaching out into our community, this is our new and exciting structure situated in one of our 4 churches, our Playzone is open every day bringing into church, families from our community. The structure seen here was designed in consultation with some of our local children.

This is just one of the many exciting projects going on in the Penlee Cluster, others include E-waves Internet ChurchDoing Church Differently, exploring both Informal and Family Worship, and the Night Church project,  significant works in Schools (both Christian and state) ……and there’s much more!

There will also be an opportunity to work alongside the Diocesan Social Responsibility Officer.

Holiday Club Fun!

We are seeking 2 young passionate Christians to complement our team who will be dedicated (as we are) to serving Jesus, and reaching out into our community.

Accommodation + utilities/Wi-Fi etc., plus an allowance of £200 per month, there will be opportunity to undertake theological study and reflection, a Mentor will be appointed to you.

38 hours per week on a flexitime basis.

Visit our website and our Facebook page to see more information on what we’re up to! See also @penleeclusterintern1 on Twitter to see what our current interns are doing.

Our staff team comprises:

Team Rector

2 Priests in Charge


Communications & IT worker

Director of Worship

6 Worship Leaders

4 Readers

5 Priests serving in retirement

Play zone Co-ordinator

SparK worker (SparK is our spirituality and arts program)

Hospitality and Licensee for SparK,

Business Manager

1 Intern

2 overseas visitors who joined us in March for 6 month period, to assist in our team.

1 Theological student will be joining us for a 2 month placement in June

The Job Descriptions will be agreed with the successful applicants, depending on skills and experience etc.

For an informal chat please contact Revd Derath Durkin (priest serving in retirement) on 01736 369176 /

Final closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 11th August, however we will be interviewing on an on going basis – so 1st come 1st served! So don’t hang about!

Interviews will be held either in person or on Skype, if the latter –  expenses will be paid for the successful candidates to visit both our churches, projects and the community.