Thank you for your interest in this post, as together we seek to discern who God may be calling to serve as the next Priest in Charge of the Briston and Briningham benefices. This letter is intended to supplement the information given in the Benefice Profile, adding a slightly wider perspective and some further information. This is a new post to be formed by bringing together two benefices. The benefices enthusiasm for this new venture, the lovely area, good schools and other amenities and good condition of the buildings make this a highly attractive post for an able and energetic priest.
This is a new post which will require pioneering skills to develop ministry with schools and the parishes which reaches young people. In addition, this requires:
Diocese and Deanery
The Diocese of Norwich’s vision is to be Transformed by Christ: Prayerful, Pastoral, Prophetic. You can find out more information about this at https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/about/vision-priorities/. Work is currently underway on the nine priority areas that will help us live out and deliver this vision. The parish priest of the benefices of Briningham and Briston will be someone who is excited by this vision and who is able to see ways in which it can be made a lived reality in the benefices. You will find more indications about this in the role description.
The Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Norwich since 2019, wrote an introduction to the Diocese which you can find at https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/app/uploads/2020/12/Our-Life-Together-2021.pdf. This will tell you more about the character, structure, and organisation of the Diocese. Please be aware that it was written when the Diocesan vision was still being worked out and when the Bishop of Lynn writing this letter to you had not been appointed. The document is nevertheless well worth reading. We are currently working on implementation strategies arising from the nine action areas set out under the vision, following extensive consultation.