Vicar of Brothertoft and Sibsey with Carrington Groups

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Sibsey & Brothertoft

Two Benefices looking for that 'Shepherd' who understands rural ministry and will enable both spiritual and physical growth in our community

Our parishes sit on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens and The Wolds and are within easy reach of Boston and the East Coast.The unique landscape is famous for its “wonderful views, open skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets”.

The Brothertoft Group

We are a rural group with five churches and a dispersed population pattern but we are faithful, committed and used to coming together in worship. We have a regular rota of services so that our congregation may come together in support of each church within our group and we offer a variety of outreach activities with parish facility support such as children’s activity days during school holidays, monthly coffee mornings and various fund raising events as well as being a focal point for national celebrations.

The Sibsey with Carrington Group

Based in and around the thriving village of Sibsey with approximately 900 homes we are a four church group and have a strong relationship within our local communities including RBL and the children’s uniformed organisations who join us for the Remembrance Service. St Margaret's, Sibsey welcome visiting bell-ringing teams several times a year to our peal of eight bells and during the year we hold concerts, coffee mornings and a summer fayre as well as a 'Pop in - Open for all' every Thursday morning. We work in partnership with local schools and also a local community group which is an indication to us of the vitality and growth potential within our Group.

We continue to maintain these strong ties with our schools through monthly assemblies and have continued with this vital work even during the vacancy through our volunteers. We also hold family activity sessions during school holidays.

We believe that the wider communication of our mission and our presence outside the walls of our churches is vital to our growth and in service of our community and we are comfortable with a range of worship and a broad expression of faith. Our churches are often the centre of well supported events and national celebrations and we plan to continue to build on this deep rooted community tie with the guidance of our next incumbent.

To arrange a parish visit please contact Emma Camm Clergy Appointments Officer:

For an informal chat about us please contact Rural Dean The Revd Andy Higginson - 01205 760480 or

Our Expectations: we are comfortable with a range of worship and a broad expression of faith.

Two vicar-led services each Sunday (one in each Group) - other services by arrangement with our Reader, retired Anglican Clergy and Methodist Ministers.

Individual-Benefice Special and Celebration Services.

Joint-Benefice 5th Sunday Holy Communion (with lunch), Ash Wednesday and All Souls' Services.

Parish Meetings

  • Incumbent is chair of both PCC's
  • Attendance at all DCC AGM's

Could you be our 'Good Shepherd'?

We are seeking someone who feels called to rural ministry and who will

  • Increase the spread of gospel in our parishes, through prayer and teaching
  • Lead cultivate and enthuse teams of volunteers involved in the ministry, administration and upkeep of our nine churches
  • Be a visible presence in our communities and at our events
  • Engage with children and young families
  • Encourage and enable all of us to work together more closely
  • Take us through the MAP (Mission and Planning Program)

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

We are two benefice's of nine churches and each group has a PCC with a character and style of its own and we come together with our 'Nine Church Services' and parish magazine 'The Bridge'.

What we have to offer

  • Reader licensed for Funerals and home communion
  • Supportive worship teams willing to lead non-sacramental services.
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Active fundraising committees
  • Dedicated Churchwardens across the Parish
  • Several people licensed to administer the Chalice
  • roadHOG Bus mobile youth club for 11+
  • Well established church magazine 'The Bridge'
  • 5 churches designated 'Fen Chapels' and the external fabric is under care of Church Commissioners
  • Personal support - your well-being is important to us!

We believe that we can offer the best of both worlds in terms of location and lifestyle for our next Incumbent, the peace of rural life and the ‘hustle and bustle’ of city life is easily accessible.

Please click on the links below to find out more about us

Kirton Holme Church

Sibsey Group of Churches

The Lincoln Diocese

roadHOG Bus Youth Project

Closing Date: 6th October 2019

Interview: Edward King House, Lincoln, 31st October 2019