Interim Priest in Charge

Diocese of Guildford

The churches in the benefice of Dorking (St Martin) with Ranmore offer a broad churchmanship with their own distinctive role and character.

We wish to appoint an experienced priest to lead us forward in the next stage of mission and ministry with:

  • An understanding of and desire to put into action all five Anglican marks of mission
  • A prayerful spirituality and ability to lead and encourage people of all ages
  • An ability to communicate intelligently the Christian faith and develop the sacramental life of all 3 churches
  • A collaborative style engaging with the whole community of Dorking
  • A desire for engagement with local schools and enabling the development of ministry with children and young people
  • A genuine pastoral heart

We offer:

  • A welcoming and friendly benefice with a positive attitude
  • An excellent clergy and lay team
  • Exciting new opportunities and willingness for growth
  • 3 beautiful churches in a spectacular environment
  • An excellent vicarage

Please see the Parish Profile and addendum about the Deanery below for full details.

And should you wish to apply, please click on the links below to complete both parts of the application form and a confidential declaration form, and return these to our Clergy Appointments Officer at by 3rd July  2024.  We would also be grateful if you could complete the on-line diversity monitoring form please.  Thank you.

Application Form Part 1
Application Form Part 2
Confidential Declaration form
Diversity Monitoring Form

We believe that diversity is a strength.  We actively welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and identities, particular those who identify as female, younger, of a UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage, or disabled, as it’s essential that we reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Closing date: 3rd July, 2024 at 13:30

Informal visit date: 30th July, 2024

Formal interview date: 31st July, 2024

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