The Benefices of Gravenhurst, Shillington and Stondon, and Arlesey with Astwick are part of the Diocese of St Albans and are enormously valued and valuable members of the Diocesan family. You will be in charge of both benefices working as one unit.
This is the opportunity to lead these two benefices as they come together in a new partnership for ministry and mission. In this responsibility you will not be alone but will be supported by a ‘Reader in Charge’ of Stondon, Ruth Gray, who will have day to day oversight and leadership of the congregation, the Revd Shaun Speller, who will be appointed an Associate Priest to the Benefice of Shillington and Stondon, the Revd Jane Wheatley, who takes a monthly service at Astwick, and Helen Bardell, the Lay Leader of Worship at Arlesey. There is the potential to build a strong and effective team that models something new.
As indicated in the profile there is a desire to move forward and there are many opportunities to reach out to these varied communities. It can be an exciting post for the right person.
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For further information, please contact the Archdeacon of Bedford firstname.lastname@example.org or 01727 818 167
Closing date for applications: Noon 3rd March 2023
Interview date: 20th March 2023
Please note that applications must be made using the application form supplied by the Archdeacon's office and submissions made online through this platform will not be accepted.