Rector of the Mid Elloe Group

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Do you relish working in a rural context in South Lincolnshire? We can offer the perfect setting for your ministry.

We respect each other for our individual histories and identities. We seek a priest who will be creative, challenging and compassionate in helping us to move forward together.

If you are willing to make that bold step we can offer:

  1. Welcoming,  hard working congregations, with excellent teams of fundraisers
  2. Full administrative support through a funded Deanery Administrator
  3. Four well maintained, much appreciated beautiful churches
  4.  PCCs who share a growing enthusiasm for working more closely together
  5. A splendid modern Vicarage, good primary and secondary schools and easy access to cultural and environmental pursuits for your leisure time

There is plenty to do but with spiritual guidance, God’s love and plenty of prayer, we believe we can move forward with faith, friendship and fun.

For further information or an informal conversation about this post please contact: 

Rev’d Rosamund Seal (Rural Dean)  Email: Tel - 01406 424989  or

The Ven Justine Allain Chapman (Archdeacon of Boston)  Email:  

We are seeking a priest with a pastoral heart and a real passion for Rural Ministry who is:

  • Secure in their faith
  •  An engaging and inspiring preacher who can relate to the congregation in a down to earth manner
  •  Comfortable with different styles of worship
  •  At ease working with children and their families and making themselves known in the wider community
  • Experienced enough to contribute towards the training of a curate
  • Willing to enrich our deanery with a skill and passion they have for a particular area of ministry which might be offered to the wider church for example
    • Adult Education
    • Lay Training
    • Pioneering a new congregation

And can help us to:

  • see the spiritual in the everyday
  • deepen our discipleship and encourage us in ministry
  • increase our outreach into the local community
  • develop a vision for the future
  • work even more effectively together as a benefice

In return we can offer you

  • A warm welcome and enthusiastic support for the challenges ahead
  • Some hard-working fund-raising teams and PCCs
  • Excellent catering skills
  • An excellent, well presented and modern family home, next to Fleet Church
  • Good local primary and secondary schools
  • Full administrative support at a deanery level
  • A working partnership with the benefice of Holbeach

For more information about this application process, please use this link

To find out more about us click on the links below

The Lincoln Diocese

Church Information

Closing Date:  Sunday 23rd February 2020

Parish Visit:     Available on request

Interview Date:  Thursday 26th March 2020