We are delighted to announce that, together with the Darlington Methodist Circuit, a role has been agreed for a Pioneer Connexion Missioner.  The post is based in the new Darlington Central Methodist Church, operating across three sites in central Darlington at Bondgate, Northland and Pierremont. This is an initial 3-year project, and it is expected that the post will begin in September 2016.

In September 2016, the Darlington Circuit will launch the new Darlington Central Methodist Church, which is an amalgamation of work across three existing sites that serve the central area of Darlington. Alongside existing missional work, our consultations over the past two years have identified a number of potential avenues for further missional growth. The partnership with the Pioneer Connexion to place a Pioneer Missioner within this new Church seeks to respond to these opportunities for spiritual vitality and community outreach, blending church leadership with social entrepreneurship.

Watch the short 2-minute video (longer version at foot of page):


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/141438877″>Darlington-2-Mins</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/pioneertrust”>Pioneer Trust</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

What is the Role?

Promoting Christ: above all, to be an ambassador for Jesus, embodying his love in word and action, and inviting others to encounter Jesus’ life-transforming power.

Leading Worship: to nurture the life of the congregation, particularly young adults and families, by providing regular opportunities for meaningful worship.

Deepening Discipleship: developing healthy patterns of engagement in prayer and study for the congregations.

Making Connections: to engage with existing community projects and look for ways to develop others, making connections with appropriate partners to give the projects viability and sustainability.

You can view the full Job Description, which includes full details of duties, hours, remuneration and other key terms and conditions, here together with the Person Specification, Job Advert and Application Form:

Darlington Pioneer Missioner Job Description

Pioneer Connexion Missioner Person Specification

Pioneer Missioner Job Advert

Pioneer Missioner Application Form

A longer, 5 minute video has also been prepared and can be viewed here:


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/141439252″>Darlington-5-Mins</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/pioneertrust”>Pioneer Trust</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Contact details and Key Dates

For more information, contact: Tony Simons, admin@darlingtoncircuit.org.uk, 01325 787600.

If you’d like to have an informal conversation about this exciting role, please contact Rev Andrew Stobart, andrew.stobart@methodist.org.uk, 01325 722961.

Deadline for applications: 1pm on 22nd June 2016 Date for interviews: Tuesday 19th July 2016