Team Vicar

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Steeple Claydon

Closing date: 13 December 2018

Interviews: 8/9 January 2019

We are seeking a Team Vicar to work with the Team Rector and a HfD Team Vicar across The Claydons and Swan Team of eight parishes, and to take pastoral responsibility for The Claydons parish.

In the years ahead, we want to focus on growing our congregations, our giving and our faith, our community and on facing the opportunities and challenges of the future.

The Claydons is home to approximately 3800 people and 3 worshipping communities. Set in the beautiful countryside of north Buckinghamshire, The Claydons is both distinctively rural and well placed for access by road to the surrounding towns of Aylesbury, Buckingham and Bicester and cities of Oxford and Milton Keynes. There will be significant development of the area over the next 10 years as the infrastructure for HS2 and road and rail links between Oxford and Cambridge are built.

We are praying for a Team Vicar who can help us to:

  • see the challenges and the opportunities to help to make The Claydons a vibrant, active, worshiping community
  • be a presence at the heart of our rural communities and approachable to all our parishioners whether they attend services regularly or not
  • be active in the schools in The Claydons
  • respect and value the diversity of our churches, traditional and modern
  • identify with our congregations and parishioners, from younger to older
  • empower the people of The Claydons to care for and minister to each other
  • work within the wider team to promote further co-operation
  • co-operate with other denominations in the area
  • create a Mission Action Plan (MAP)

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • a good and inspiring leader
  • a good manager, able to delegate when appropriate, and a team player
  • a good communicator, approachable and able to relate to all ages
  • a good listener, loving and empathetic - a people person
  • a competent administrator
  • energetic, out-going and up to date

We will support you:

  • through prayer, friendship and fellowship
  • by reimbursing full expenses
  • by encouraging you to have a good balance between the role and your home life
  • by taking our own ministry as lay people seriously

For more information about this application process, please use this link

The parish of The Claydons offers exciting opportunities and interesting challenges for whoever is appointed to this post. While the setting of the parish and the wider team is distinctively rural, there are areas of new housing and more to come with the plans for development over the next 10 years across the whole team as part of the Oxford-Cambridge arc. This will bring many opportunities for mission into the new developments at the same time as bringing significant disruption to the local communities while the infrastructure is under construction.

For an informal conversation please contact the Team Rector, Revd David Hiscock | 01869 277297

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