Interim (Two years) House for Duty Priest-in-Charge in the Waterside benefice

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We are looking to appoint an Interim (for a term of two years) House for Duty Priest in the Waterside benefice, set in the centre of the tranquil and beautiful Norfolk Broads. Currently four parishes, the parish of Hickling will be moving to join the Coastal Group of Parishes under The Revd Canon Catherine Dobson. In the short-term, Catherine is taking the lead in pastoral care and worship in Hickling, and in time, pastoral reorganisation will make this change a formal one. The Benefice Profile has been prepared as though Hickling has moved to the Coastal Group of Parishes, although formal confirmation of this still awaits the completion of the pastoral scheme.

Our Mission

To enable people to come to know God and his unconditional love for them. We do this through:

  • Providing a welcome to all members of the community and our many visitors.
  • Prayer, visible witness and practical involvement in our individual parishes and throughout our Benefice.
  • Appreciates traditional liturgical worship but is also open to developing new and flexible forms
  • Can delegate responsibility and can sensitively draw out and encourage the gifts and ministries of others
  • Can collaborate with the Ministry Team
  • Relates well to people of all ages and has a sense of humour
  • Is happy to work with the ecumenical aspects of the work of the Benefice
  • Has good interpersonal skills and will encourage our spiritual growth
  • Is cheerful, kind and a good communicator

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Diocese and Deanery

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher, a vision is emerging for the Diocese – Transformed by Christ: Prayerfully, Pastorally and Prophetically. Work is currently underway on the strategies that will help us live out and deliver this vision.

Bishop Graham has written an Ethos and Culture Statement, available on the diocesan website - - which gives details of our structures and the character of the Diocese.

The Waterside benefice falls within the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, and so under the care of the Bishop of Thetford (The Rt Revd Dr Alan Winton) and the Archdeacon of Norfolk (The Venerable Steven Betts). The benefice is in the St Benet at Waxham and Tunstead deanery whose Rural Dean is The Revd Canon Catherine Dobson, Rector of the Coastal Group of Parishes. There are 7 posts of incumbent status in the Deanery, along with 1 Assistant Curate, 1 Self-Supporting Clergy, 6 Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) and a number of PTO clergy and Authorised Worship Assistants.