Diocese of Oxford

Jesus College Oxford, The Bishop of Oxford, and Mr A R Pegg, as Patrons, wish to appoint a Rector for The United Benefice of Aston Clinton, Buckland and Drayton Beauchamp


Diverse communities in three adjacent parishes on the edge of the Chilterns between Aylesbury and Tring. Our churches each have a distinctive style of worship and draw their committed congregations from the three villages and the surrounding area. We, and neighbouring parishes, are experiencing a period of change with significant development of housing, bringing opportunity for growth as well as new challenges.


A Priest who is inclusive and able to work collaboratively with ordained and lay colleagues. Someone who has a strong Christian faith and has the ability to communicate it, and who is prepared to accept and celebrate the differences in our three churches.


An inspirational teacher, theologian and spiritual leader who is willing to live among us, laugh with us and share the lives and concerns of our community, and who values our heritage whilst leading innovation. Someone who can draw young people into the life of the Church, and who can grow the Kingdom of God.


  • Full stipend with payment of reasonable expenses
  • A spacious 5 bedroom Rectory with a large garden in the centre of Aston Clinton
  • True Village communities, with easily accessible glorious countryside, and good road and rail links
  • The support of a part time self-supporting curate, four lay leaders, a Benefice administrator (15 hours pw) and an enthusiastic team of volunteers

Closing Date:  6 December 2017
Interviews:  8 January 2018

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also available from The Bishop of Buckingham’s office, Sheridan, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, HP16 9BG Telephone:  01494 862173

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