Interim Priest in Charge (House for Duty): Mundford, Hilborough and Oxborough Groups

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Interim Priest-in-Charge (House for Duty): Mundford, Hilborough & Oxborough Groups

We are seeking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge (House for Duty) to serve the three benefices of Mundford, Hilborough and Oxborough comprising of 12 parishes set in the picturesque area known as ‘The Brecks’ in south-west Norfolk. The area is well served by transport links with good access to the A11/M11 and rail services from Thetford to Cambridge, Peterborough and London.

We recognise this is a part time role. We want to work with you, together with ordained colleagues, stipendiary and retired, and a group of dedicated lay people. Together we seek to unite our benefices with a common vision and develop a pattern of ministry that is sustainable and bring about new growth.

This is an interim post to enable the parishes to discern appropriate ways in which to change and grow in the future.

We are praying for someone who will

- Provide strong collaborative leadership and pastoral care

  • love our congregations and villages, and love being here
  • lead our churches further on their spiritual journeys
  • understand and support a range of services, traditional and modern
  • bring new ideas and fresh approaches
  • be committed to continuing our work amongst children and young people
  • build on the good relationships with our schools in Mundford and Gooderstone
  • affirm our work in caring for the environment
  • understand the use of social media and digital technology
  • work with us on stewardship

Key characteristics of post-holder

an ordained priest in the Church of England, or in a Church in communion with the Church of England

  • a person of prayer, with a desire to see lives transformed by Christ
  • values working with colleagues
  • community minded
  • enjoys the company of others
  • a good communicator
  • the ability to delegate
  • well organised

For an informal discussion about this post, please be in touch with the Archdeacon of Lynn, The Ven. Catherine Dobson on 01362 709200 or email