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House for Duty Associate Minister

Alton with Bradley-le-Moors, Ellastone with Stanton and Mayfield (known locally as The Weaver benefice)


West Midlands


Ref: JN011729

We are seeking a House for Duty Priest for our large village church and to help our incumbent across the Weaver Benefice based around Alton, in the beautiful Dove Valley at the edge of the Peak District in rural Staffordshire. This is an exciting post for someone with a desire to minister at the heart of an active church community whilst further engaging with all aspects of village and community life.


We offer:

  • a great ministry team with a good mix of gifts and church traditions.

  • an outward looking congregation with close links to all areas of community life.

  • a growing messy church, seasonal outdoor community services and two ‘faith and food’ groups

  • a large, recently refurbished, 4-bedroom, Georgian vicarage, with lovely gardens

We are seeking a priest:

  • Who can help us to grow and share our faith with others

  • Join us as part of an active village and be a visible part of our community

  • Help us to develop our existing community projects and explore new ways of making our church relevant and accessible to all ages.

  • Who will enjoy the rural life, and leading us in a range of worship styles.

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All applicants should normally have 3 years’ experience in the Church of England or another Anglican church in the British Isles.


Closing date: 22nd February 2024

Interviews: 12th March 2024

Closing date: 22 February 2024

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