We wish to appoint a Rector to lead three churches located in rural north Buckinghamshire in an area of rapid growth close to Milton Keynes and in the east-west arc between Oxford and Cambridge.
Our churches are all very distinctive with different strengths and areas for development. We are working more closely together as a benefice to support each other during the vacancy, with the Church Wardens meeting regularly. This has helped the running of the benefice and the growth of relationships.
You will have two ministerial colleagues, a curate in training (Year 3) and a Self Supporting Priest, some administrative help and the support of a range of active lay leaders and retired clergy.
Our ideal candidate would have the following personal qualities and skills:
Our churches are in the Oxford Diocese and the largely rural Claydon Deanery. There is huge development throughout the area with new road and rail links between Oxford and Cambridge and HS2 passing through the benefice. The churches have a strong musical tradition and a desire to reach out into their communities. We are members of Inclusive Church.
For an informal conversation about this role, please contact either The Rt Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham on 07525 655756 or The Revd David Meakin, Area Dean Claydon Deanery on 01296 641606.
Closing Date for Applications: 29 September 2022
Interviews: 18/19 October 2022
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