Interim Priest in Charge of Butterton, Ipstones with Berkhamsytch and Onecote with Bradnop (0.5)

Posted 12 days agoExpires in 16 days
Staffordshire Moorlands
Office Holder

Set in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, Ipstones parish borders the Peak District National Park and is the largest parish by population, Onecote and Butterton are smaller settlements within the Peak District National Park. There are 4 Churches, St Leonard’s in Ipstones, St Mary and St John in Berkhamsytch, St Bartholomew’s in Butterton and St Luke’s in Onecote.

We are looking for a new, committed Priest for our idyllic, rural benefice nestled on the border of the Peak District National Park.

We are praying for a priest who:

  • has a heart for mission and outreach in a rural setting;
  • can foster discipleship and help deepen our relationship with God;
  • will help us build on our strengths and seek new opportunities to serve our communities;
  • in addressing our challenges will be innovative and can manage change;
  • whilst being our leader will also be our friend;
  • will lovingly embrace the wider community and be active within it.

We can offer:

  • an openness to new ideas & commitment to mission initiatives;
  • a huge amount of friendship, warmth and support;
  • the cooperation of dedicated and organised PCCs committed to mission and the maintenance of our church buildings;
  • the opportunity to add real value to our CE primary school;
  • a lovely 5-bedroom modern vicarage set within mature grounds;
  • a supportive wider community which values the church’s role.

Full details from

Enquiries - Gemma Trueman

All applicants should normally have 3 years' experience in the Church of England or another Anglican church in the British Isles.

In the Diocese of Lichfield we extend an invitation to “Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad”. Our diocesan vision states that:

As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God at work already in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities and partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.

Closing Date: 28th May at 12 Noon
Interviews: 18th June 2021

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