Associate Priest (House for Duty), Akeman Benefice

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Alchester Road, Chesterton

Our grouping of seven supportive, open-hearted, rural parishes of broad churchmanship just north of Oxford is looking for a collaborative colleague to join our busy team.

This House-for-Duty post is for two full days per week (including evenings) plus Sunday duty. We are looking for someone who:

  • is equipped with good inter-personal skills
  • enjoys parish life in small communities
  • is a thoughtful and sensitive preacher
  • has a clear personal spirituality and good liturgical awareness

It would be an advantage if you could help us with Christian education or with teenage and/or families’ work, but this should not exclude enquiries from candidates with other skills.

You will join a very harmonious team consisting of a full-time rector, two retired priests and an LLM working cooperatively with a splendid group of churchwardens with lots of positive things happening. Accommodation is in a modern, well-appointed, four-bedroomed house. The benefice includes three good CofE primary schools and enjoys excellent transport links via the M40 and several trains per hour to London and Birmingham.

Please do call the Rector, Gareth Miller, for an informal telephone conversation. Tel : 01869 350224 or email

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