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.

For full details and an application pack from please telephone or email The PA to the Archdeacon of Wells An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

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

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