Rector of the Four Spires Benefice

  • Clergy
  • Raunds

Diocese of Peterborough

The parishes of Raunds, Stanwick, Ringstead and Hargrave are a developing Benefice, with a diversity of worship, continuing to forge closer links between our parishes and moving forward together. Each Parish within the benefice faces distinct opportunities and particular challenges within the diverse communities we are each called to serve.

Are you excited by:

  • taking hold of this tangible immediate opportunity to deepen and grow faith within our local communities
  • opening up God’s Word to people, bringing biblical insight that is relevant and inspiring
  • teaching and showing others “how”, so that they in turn can teach and show others
  • spending time in prayer, listening to God’s Voice (with the evitable challenge of us acting on it!)
  • connecting with all manner of folk across the distinctively differing natures of our four parish communities
  • developing and supporting mission in each of the four parishes, led by their PCC’s and parishioners, to serve and minister to their respective communities
  • building up our congregations in faith and numbers, increasing our love and understanding of Jesus, through the power of His Holy Spirit, serving others to God’s glory
  • enjoying the respect, responsibility and popular recognition of being “the Rector” – the face of the local church across the benefice, the person who sets the tone.

We are seeking an incumbent who:

  • will provide valuable leadership by example
  • enjoys enthusiastic worship (whether traditional or modern) and prayer
  • has strong previous experience of working alongside PCCs as a consensual leader who encourages local ownership, clear commitments and transparency
  • enjoys meeting with, working with and encouraging people
  • provides bible-based teaching to deepen parishioners’ faith and understanding of our God

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.

Closing Date: Friday, 24 May 2024

Interviews: Thursday, 4 July 2024

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