The Bishop of Reading is looking for a colleague in the Reading Episcopal Area who has a cool, clear head and a compassionate heart; an eye for detail and a broad perspective; and an ability to work collaboratively and decisively, to share with her and the Archdeacon of Berkshire in the spiritual and practical leadership of God’s people in this vibrant part of the Thames Valley.
For more information or for an informal chat, contact
The Rt Revd Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading 0118 984 1216 or
The Revd Canon Stephen Pullin, Archdeacon of Berkshire (designate) 0118 957 1057
Closing date for applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 5th February
Interviews will be held on Friday 28th February 2020
We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities for all
If you have a commitment to the pastoral care and welfare of the clergy and their families; enjoy finding creative solutions to the day to day challenges facing the church; are able to see mission opportunities, can make things happen and are exploring a vocation to archidiaconal ministry in an environment in which you could flourish and contribute, we would love to hear from you. This is seen as a development opportunity for the right candidate and is a designated interim post for three years, with the expectation of a further three years subject to review.
This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and right to work in the UK checks.
The Diocese of Oxford is a living, growing network of more than a thousand churches, chaplaincies and schools across the three counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. More than 2.4 million people live in the Diocese, and this number is set to rise by at least half a million over the next decade.
The Diocese is divided into four Episcopal Areas in a mature area scheme. The Bishop of Dorchester is the Area Bishop for Oxfordshire outside the city of Oxford. The Bishop of
Buckingham is Area Bishop for Buckinghamshire. The Bishop of Reading is Area Bishop for Berkshire. The Bishop of Oxford has the city of Oxford as an Episcopal Area and oversees the whole.
The Cathedral for the Diocese is Christ Church. Reading Minister is a significant centre for the Reading Episcopal Area.