Priest in Charge - House for Duty: Cranford, Grafton Underwood, Slipton, Twywell

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We are a close-knit group of four small rural parishes that are bound together by geography, history and a common sense of Christianity. We believe that a strong Church within our rural setting is key to the cohesion of our community. We are seeking someone who:

  • Has the energy, vision and leadership qualities to focus our identified mission to communicate the Gospel to a small rural community.
  • Is sensitive, compassionate and committed to the importance of pastoral care across the Benefice.
  • Is sympathetic to old, new and untried styles of worship.
  • Is young at heart and able to relate easily to all age groups.
  • Is willing to immerse themselves in our rural community life.
  • Can maximise the benefit of collaborative engagement with other clergy in the clerical support structure and wider church.
  • Has the ability to manage time and resources to maximum potential.
  • Can prepare and deliver service content in a way that is fresh, relevant, appealing and engaging to all.
  • Can work with schools, families and church to create strong connections, paying particular attention to the Gen2: Growing Faith Adventure.
  • Can enable and encourage the laity to take on responsibility appropriately.
  • Has experience in conflict resolution or mediation.

The position suits an ordained minister with independent financial security, wishing to live in a beautiful, rural (but very accessible) location and who relishes working part-time in a traditional Anglican environment, leading a well-established and highly motivated Benefice group of Churches within a welcoming and supportive community.