As a Benefice we are praying for our churches to be lively, growing places where everyone, of all ages, can know and respond to the love of God and accept Him into their lives, being involved in prayer, service, caring and giving.
As we seek to appoint a Priest In Charge to the Benefice, we are looking for someone who will be guided by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel, care, nurture and develop the worshipping congregations, and serve and welcome all who live in the surrounding communities.
We need someone:
We can offer:
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 - https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/about/vision-priorities/ . 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 - https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/app/uploads/2020/12/Our-Life-Together-2021.pdf - which gives details of our structures and the character of the Diocese.
The benefice of North Walsham 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 8 posts of incumbent status in the Deanery, along with 1 Assistant Curate, 1 OLM Curate and 1 NSM Curate, 7 Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) and a number of PTO clergy and LLMs, and Authorised Worship Assistants.