This post is one of two distinct but linked posts that form part of the Craven Arms Benefice Project. The project is the fruit of a lot of prayer, planning, talking, listening, dreaming, and hoping which started in 2018, developed through 2019 and on into the beginning of the pandemic, and then took a new direction from 2021 onwards.
We are so excited to have reached this point, and we are praying for everyone who reads the profile, that God will be speaking to them and to us as we all work together to discover who God is calling to work with us here in this special part of south Shropshire.
The Benefice of Craven Arms seeks to appoint a Pioneer Priest to work alongside a House for Duty Incumbent, Rural Dean, and other ministers across its three parishes. This post presents an exciting opportunity for missional work amongst the local community, and establishing a strong Anglican presence in the town of Craven Arms itself, as well as in the wider benefice.
The role compliments the House for Duty (Incumbent) role that is also being advertised - both the Pioneer Priest and Incumbent will be working closely alongside one another both within the benefice and the wider deanery, alongside the Rural Dean. As a result, these posts may be suitable to clergy couples looking to share ministry of a whole area, or equally to individual clergy looking to work collaboratively on missional projects.
Condover Deanery has recently established a Deanery Group Ministry. Clergy who come to minister in the Deanery will need to be willing and able to work collaboratively, sometimes across benefice boundaries, within the Deanery.
For more information, please see the full Project Profile, or for an informal discussion about the role and the project, please contact the Archdeacon of Ludlow, The Ven Fiona Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org 01588 673571
The closing date for applications is 28th September 2022, visits for shortlisted candidates will be on 12th October 2022, and interviews will take place on 13th October 2022.
The primary responsibilities of the Pioneer Priest will be:
We are praying for a priest who: