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Canon Pyon
Office Holder

The Parishes of Birley, Canon Pyon, King’s Pyon and Wellington all lie within the
lovely Herefordshire countryside but have the city of Hereford and market town
of Leominster both within easy reach for shopping and higher education as well
as employment. Whilst each parish includes some isolated properties, the Group
is not in an isolated area ‐ the villages of Wellington and Canon Pyon having
thriving facilities, including village shops and post offices as well as primary

The closing date for applications is 24th September 2023. Shortlisting will be 5th October 2023 An Orientation day for shortlisted candidates will be on 17th October 2023, and interviews on 18th October 2023.

Here's your next big opportunity!

There are six churches in our Group, sharing one common goal – to reach out to
everyone in our communities with the hand of friendship led by the Christian
faith that compels us.

We may be varied in our choice of worship style and indeed in the historic
buildings in which we worship, but we strive to maintain a close bond
which we trust will be strengthened still further by this appointment. We are
proud of our traditional values, but eager to embrace new ideas to help to develop our mission

We are hoping and praying for…..

  • An experienced priest with a strong personal faith, able to communicate with people of all ages and from any walk of life,
  • Who can offer pastoral care and support, wherever they are, so that together we work to build up church life and faith.
  • A warm, open, friendly, energetic and approachable person who is seen out and about in the villages, ready to support, enjoy and foster co‐operation with other organisations and activities..
  • Someone who will continue and increase positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents at our schools.
  • Someone able to facilitate change with sensitivity.
  • Someone who appreciates and understands village and rural life and cares about the environment, the importance of the church’s approach to this and other issues of the day.
  • Someone who will enjoy and support the musical talent in these communities

What we can offer

  • Welcome and support.
  • Small committed congregations.
  • An atractive working environment.
  • A well‐ appointed Vicarage, with four bedrooms, in the heart of the Benefice, and within walking distance of a shop and pub!

So where exactly are we?

In the heart of rural Herefordshire
… but not too far off the beaten track
Between Hereford and Leominster
‐ each with railway connections
An hour from Worcester and Gloucester
An hour and a half from Birmingham,
Bristol and Cardiff
‐ all with international airports