Vicar - New Groombridge

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St Thomas’s (ER 135) is a rural church within the liberal catholic tradition, situated in the village of Groombridge (pop. 1600) in the High Weald AONB, close to Tunbridge Wells and the Ashdown Forest.

The Rector of Withyham as patron and the Bishop of Chichester are seeking a priest with gifts in pastoral care, communication and collaboration, who will bring a strong spiritual vision to the church and the local community.

We can offer

  • Thriving church and village life
  • Attractive church building (Grade 2 listed) with flexible seating, AV equipment, kitchen/WC area, and recently restored organ
  • Supportive PCC and ministry team, including assistant priest and Readers
  • Strong links with our ‘Outstanding’ CofE VA primary school
  • Excellent local schools at all levels and rail connections via Eridge and Tunbridge Wells
  • Application pack available at or from Marc Sacher on

    For an informal conversation: Archdeacon of Hastings on

  • Closing date: 29th May and interview date: 29th June

The Diocese of Chichester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. Our full safeguarding policy can be found Here.

All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check.

  • Enhanced DBS required.