Priest in Charge

Diocese of Oxford

Our Sherington, Chicheley, Astwood and North Crawley (SCAN) Country Parish with 3 Churches seeks a Priest-in-Charge (1/2 post, 3 days plus Sundays)

‘Our vision is to be a growing church, which, by God’s grace, serves the whole community’

We are praying for a priest who will help encourage and lead us in our vision, and believe that God will provide someone with the gifts required, including the ability to:

  • Lead pioneering mission across SCAN Parish, focussing on ministry to all ages.
  • Lead and share a broad range of acts of worship. Enjoy and embrace the life of the parish by developing and deepening the relationship between church and community.
  • Be flexible, imaginative and capable of challenging our thinking, whilst being sensitive to established local traditions.
  • Build on the strong existing lay participation in ministry.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to minister in our beautiful villages
  • An active ministry team, including the ministers and laity
  • Administrative support
  • Encouragement to maintain a sustainable ministry
  • Prayerful, active and supporting congregations
  • Modern five-bedroom house, with large garden

To arrange an informal visit, please contact: Mrs Judith Duncombe;

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or from The Bishop of Buckingham’s Office, Sheridan, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9BG Tel: 01494 862173 | Email:

Closing date: 8 May 2017
Interviews: 25 May 2017

Appointment subject to DBS enhanced check

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