Team Rector of the Dorchester Team

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Dorchester on Thames, Wallingford
Office Holder

We seek a Team Rector to lead our team of 10 parishes in the beautiful and rural South Oxfordshire. The Team is within easy reach of Oxford, Reading and Henley, and with good local schools.

The role is wide and varied – from oversight of the team parishes and clergy to pastoral responsibilities for Dorchester on Thames with its historic Abbey which acts as a centre for worship and outreach far beyond the parish boundaries.

Is God Calling you to Dorchester?

  • Are you warm-hearted, positive, enthusiastic and blessed with a sense of humour?
  • Are you an inspirational leader, visible and approachable, with clear vision and strong evidence of delivery?
  • Are you experienced in leading a variety of worship styles, building teams and encouraging discipleship?
  • Are you comfortable working with all ages and able to broaden our ties with the wider community?

We are looking for someone who will:

  • lead from a deep personal faith and support our congregations in our commitment to follow Jesus and to serve our village communities;
  • bring insights, ideas and energy as we work together to be a Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world;
  • have a passion for sharing the good news with all, and demonstrate God’s relevance today by bringing His Word faithfully to life;

We will:

  • provide our ordained team and dedicated lay helpers to work with you to develop our ministry in the local and wider community;
  • support you as an individual;
  • provide administrative support;
  • provide a comfortable family accommodation located in the village of Dorchester on Thames.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Archdeacon of Dorchester on 01865 208245 or email her at

Further information about the Diocese is available at

Closing date: 26th September 2022

Interviews: 21st October 2022

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