The Blackthorn Chase Benefice will be a new rural benefice in beautiful North Buckinghamshire. The Benefice is being created from five villages (Beachampton, Nash, Thornborough, Thornton, and Whaddon) forming four parishes east of Buckingham town. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone seeking the exciting challenge of building and developing the new Blackthorn Chase Benefice.
Our new name was chosen to reflect our local area (the Whaddon Chase) and the local blackthorn hedges which have attributes reflecting our values as a benefice:
Support – blackthorn makes good walking sticks
Hope and life – the flowers symbolise the arrival of spring
Fruitfulness – providing nourishment for growth
Spreading roots – a foundation for growth
Reflecting these values each church has a vision to:
We will work with our new Rector (Designate) to develop and implement our vision.
Our new Rector (Designate) will:
We are looking for some-one who will
Each village has a strong community spirit. The church communities have a willingness to work together to make the new Blackthorn Chase Benefice something special in God’s kingdom. Because the formalities of establishing the Blackthorn Chase Benefice have not yet been completed, this post is being advertised as Associate Minister (Buckingham Benefice) and Rector Designate (Blackthorn Chase Benefice).
Closing date for applications: Monday 16th December 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.