VICAR: The Wymersley Benefice (Cogenhoe & Great Houghton & Little Houghton w Brafield on the Green

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Office Holder

This is a good place in which to live and minister. Our four parishes are within easy reach of Northampton and yet are set in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. As a benefice, we are looking forward to welcoming a new Rector who has the vision, energy and enthusiasm to reach out with us into our communities and to lead us in a variety of worship – celebrating our distinctiveness while encouraging our unity.

We would like our new Rector to:

  • Be friendly and approachable – able to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Have the skills and desire to develop further links with local schools and youth groups.
  • Support and encourage lay members to train for roles in ministry and leadership:
  • Be a confident spiritual leader with a sincere faith, upholding the teachings of Jesus through inspirational preaching, prayer and example.
  • Be innovative, while not losing sight of traditional values in worship and music.
  • Be a good listener and guide.
  • Provide pastoral care, visiting the sick and housebound and celebrating home communions.
  • Possess good communication and IT skills – or be willing to learn.
  • Be happy to work with a supportive and enthusiastic team and be willing to delegate.
  • Have a good sense of humour.

We are keen to grow our churches and to be a welcoming presence in our villages. We look forward to working alongside our new Rector as we begin a new chapter in the life of this benefice.

If you are at all interested, we would love to hear from you.

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.

View the Benefice Profile and application form via:

Vacancies - Diocese of Peterborough (

Applications by: 27 September Interviews: 30 November

Applications preferred from our website and from:

The Archdeacon of Northampton