Job Vacancies

The Diocese of Sodor and Man is looking for a Pioneer Youth Minister/Missioner - a post which is a key part of the significant new GROWING FAITH FOR GENERATIONS initiative of this Diocese.  

You will serve as both Pioneer Youth Minister in a rural location and Pioneer Missioner working with churches of the diocese and in the multi-agency work among young people across the Isle of Man.  

Job description (pdf)

Introduction to the Diocese of Sodor and Man (pdf)

Application form (Word doc)


The headlines for this adventurous post are:

  • grow a church community appropriate to young people in the rural Manx environment
  • collaborate with partner Christian organisations involving paid and volunteer team members, as they pioneer new approaches in schools, the town centre of the island’s capital and in rural areas
  • participate in development of resources and programmes to engage and nurture young people in exploring faith, engaging with God, developing their leadership skills, and contributing to their community

You will report to and consult with the Growing Faith for Generations Steering Board and be a member of the Diocesan leadership team.

This is a long-term project to realise the diocese’s priority goal of developing an energetic and evolving church among the coming generations.  It is being done in partnership with schools, churches of many denominations, the Scripture Union Ministries Trust and private sponsors.  Funding is currently secured for 3 years including a grant from the Church of England Strategic Development Fund.

Remuneration package : £26-32,000.  Option of provided housing.

If you feel that God is calling you to this role, working on the vibrant and beautiful Isle of Man with a superb quality of life, please download the information pack with application process and full details from the links (above) on this page.

You are welcome to contact Andrew Swithinbank, Chair of the GF4G Project Steering Board, for an informal discussion.  07624 314590. 


The Diocese of Sodor and Man
(Church of England)

The Benefice of Arbory, Castletown

Vicar of Arbory and Castletown 

Arbory and Castletown: (pop. 4800) centred on the Isle of Man’s ancient capital. Two well maintained churches: one in a converted pub in the shadow of the castle beside the harbour and an historic church in Arbory.

They seek a mature pastor to model collaborative and outgoing ministry in two caring fellowships with active clergy and lay leaders in the Southern Mission Partnership.

+ 30% diocesan portfolio

The post holder should have the skills and experience, or the strong desire and ability to acquire such, to hold a key portfolio within the diocese.  We particularly welcome applicants with interests in Training & Development as the diocese seeks:

• Church growth

• Ministerial development

We offer a diocesan team with energy and vision, engaging in a growing awareness of what God is doing in the world and trying to join in.

We are looking for clergy who are energetic, creative & team players.

We offer an excellent, well-maintained Vicarage in Castletown which we will re-furbish for you and a stipend above the RSB and IoM allowances.

There are excellent schools in the parish and beyond and the island enjoys a very high standard of living.

The benefice profile contains information on the Island, Diocese and the benefice.

The Application Pack and Application Form (Word) are available via these links.

Informal conversation about this post with the Archdeacon of Man, Andie Brown, by email in
the first instance.

Completed application forms to: or 16 Devonshire Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM2 3RB