Priest in Charge

Diocese of Bath & Wells

The proposed Benefice of Pilton, Croscombe, North Wootton, Ditcheat, East Pennard and Pylle are seeking a Priest who will lead us into a new chapter of church life in our six parishes in the heart of rural Somerset as we learn to work and worship together as a new benefice.

We are praying for our priest to:
•    Bring insight and enthusiasm to help us move to a new empowering future;
•    Inspire and enable the Church to be the heart of our communities;
•    Be a Team Player and Team Leader who will co-ordinate, identify and develop the ministry of Lay Worship and Lay Pastoral Assistants and involvement in the life of the church;
•    Develop our worship to deepen our faith;
•    Be a caring link across our communities especially with schools, local events and groups.

We offer:
•    A supportive team of Churchwardens, two retired priests with PTO and a Reader;
•    Committed people who are used to being responsible for their church buildings and church life;
•    Voluntary and some paid administrative help;
•    A four bedroomed Rectory in Pilton;
•    Encouragement and support for you to nourish your own spiritual life and well-being.

We hope that having read our Parish Profile you will feel encouraged to apply for this post and we look forward to working with you.

Closing date for applications:  20 June 2024 at 12 noon
Visit and interviews:  24/25 July 2024

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