Priest in Charge - Dordon, Grendon & Baddesley Ensor

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Baddesley Ensor

These three villages in North Warwickshire are a great opportunity for a priest seeking to serve a rural community which has significant post-industrial history and more modern developments.

Whilst Baddesley Ensor and Grendon have been joined for a while, Dordon is a new parish to the group.

The person who will thrive here will:

  • Understand the complexities of a rural context
  • Enjoy the diversity and variety of ministry in and beyond the church
  • Bring parish leadership of vision and energy for each place whilst building unity and commitment across the three
  • Want to reach out to families and people beyond the current church
  • Seek to help existing Christians grow in depth and numbers
  • Lead the new group in unity and outreach and help discern the precise nature of the partnership as it starts

Closing Date 5 February 2020 Interviews: 4 & 5 March 2020

A comprehensive Parish Profile is available for here for Dordon and here for Grendon and here for Baddesley Ensor. A covering letter from the Archdeacon is available here. A Diocesan Profile for this post should be read prior to submitting an application, this is available from the HR Support Officer, Chris Booth who can be emailed on

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, particularly from those who are currently under-represented such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women.

The Bishop, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, looks for priests to serve as incumbents who have the capacity to grow local church in spiritual depth, in numbers, in confident witness, and in serious engagement with their community. Central to this is the task of identifying, encouraging and endorsing the ministry of others and entrusting them with real responsibility in the work of mission and outreach.

The priest appointed to this role must have been ordained in the Church of England or a church in communion with it and must have exercised at least three years ordained ministry. Those applying to be considered must have the right to work in the UK as this vacancy has does not yet qualify to sponsor a visa. The priest appointed will be an office holder under Common Tenure, and the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations will apply.

It is important that the priest appointed plays a full part in the life of the deanery, particularly Chapter and Synod, and in the wider programmes of the Diocese. Opportunities for ecumenical collaboration should also be pursued, and good relationships sought with other faith communities.

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