Team Vicar (Interim) for the parish of Great Chesham, Archdeaconry of Buckingham

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We are a large, friendly, united and outward-looking Parish in South Buckinghamshire, based in and around the market town of Chesham.

We are seeking an Interim Team Vicar to join the Parish Team for 18 months, starting Autumn 2019, with particular responsibility to lead two of our district churches, Christchurch, Waterside and St. George’s, Tylers Hill.  

We are very keen to keep the mission and worship of the whole Parish developing through a time of transition whilst first a new Rector and then a new Team Vicar is found.

The Interim Minister will be someone:

  • working with the District Wardens to lead the worshipping life & continuing mission of these two districts (each district has two district Churchwardens and its own District Church Council)
  • resourcing lay leaders in their roles and enthusiastically supporting existing areas of  Ministry
  • serving as an excellent pastor and teacher to these two district churches & their wider communities
  • supporting the two districts in their preparations for the appointment of the new full-time stipendiary team vicar
  • serving closely & collaboratively with the wider Parish Team, and taking a proportionate share of the Parish’s weddings and funerals 

So we’ll need someone who: 

  • is a Spirit-filled disciple who is passionate about Jesus, His Word and His people 
  • is approachable, flexible and confident
  • can fit in with existing teams, ministries & worshipping ethos, and form quick, strong, pastoral friendships
  • can work really well with the wider Parish Team


The town of Chesham is located at the end of the Metropolitan Tube Line and yet in the heart of the Chiltern Hills.

We are a market town with a strong community spirit. The churches are at the forefront of what happens in the town through pastoral care, Chiltern Foodbank, Christians against Poverty, a Community Fridge, and have a high profile in our local schools.

We are very keen to talk informally within potential applicants, so do please ring The Parish Office (01494 783629). You can also contact The Archdeacon of Buckingham, the Venerable Guy Elsmore: - or telephone 01865 208266

DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.

Closing date: Monday 30th September 2019
Interview date: Thursday 10th October 2019