This stipendiary 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 Bishop of Hereford seeks to appoint a Pioneer Priest (Assistant Curate, not in training) to work alongside a House for Duty Incumbent, the Rural Dean, and other ministers across the deanery, with the brief to establish, lead and grow a new church in the town of Craven Arms. 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.
The role complements the House for Duty (Incumbent) role that has recently been filled - the Pioneer Priest and Incumbent will be working alongside one another both within the benefice and the wider deanery, alongside the Rural Dean.
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 23rd March 2023, visits for shortlisted candidates will be on 19th April 2023, and interviews will take place on 20th April 2023.
The primary responsibilities of the Pioneer Priest will be:
We are praying for a priest who: