Internship 2017 Job description

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 beginnning 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.

Playzone  - 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 the Penlee Cluster, others include E-waves Internet Church, Doing 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.


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 and Twitter pages so see more information on what we’re up to!


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 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.

Please click HERE to download an application form.

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.



Recently baptised young lady, hands the light of Christ to one of our slightly older congregational member who was recently baptised.

Revd Andrew Yates talking to pupils from Mousehole School about Baptism
in St Pol de Leon Church.

Outside fun with a parachute from one of our Holiday Clubs.

More fun here with balloon fish – some colourful species! Holiday Club fun, at Paul. The painting done outdoors!!

Holiday Club children enjoying the Barbican at Plymouth after a visit to the aquarium.

Our Playzone in St John’s Church in Penzance, with play equipment for both pre-school and 5-11 year olds, being enjoyed by parents and children alike! The Playzone is also let out for private parties.

History made interesting! A lesson on World War 2 with children from Mousehole School at Paul.

Children from Mousehole School learning why we have Remembrance Day, and who we are remembering with Chris and Jane Osborne at St Pol de Leon Church.