Associate Priest (H4D) Wantage Downs Benefice

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A 3-bedroom bungalow in the village of Ardington, near Wantage
Office Holder
No stipend

Rural benefice in Oxfordshire seeks house-for-duty priest to further our mission.

What we are looking for in our Associate Priest

  • A true person of God.
  • Comfortable with the style and theology of the Book of Common Prayer, and willing to explore different types of services.
  • Supportive of ecumenical links.
  • Able to work with others, both lay and ordained.
  • Able to communicate and relate well with others both inside and outside the church.
  • Able to think imaginatively and contribute to the strategic development of the benefice.
  • Willing to live in a house provided in the benefice and to offer ministry across the benefice.
  • Able to give two days each week plus Sundays to the role.
  • Willing to use your gifts and interests to lead on an area for development of your choice.

What we offer

  • Opportunities for personal development and a balanced way of life appropriate to the person’s stage in life while taking part in general parish ministry.
  • An attractive living and working environment in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Being part of small but committed congregations with supportive church wardens, PCCs, and parishioners.

The role is offered for a fixed term of 5 years.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Rector, Rev Dr Nikolaj Christensen ( / 01235 634940).

Further information about the Diocese is available at

  • Closing date: 25th October 2023.
  • Interviews: 15th November 2023.

DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.