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House for Duty Rector

Benefice of Winnersh - Sonning Deanery

Contract:

Permanent

Location:

London and Home Counties

Recruiter:

Ref: JN010378

Job Description

We pray for a priest who will bring about the changes that are needed to reinvigorate the two churches within the parish. This will require a practical, creative and empathetic thinker who can discern and develop the gifts that lie within the two congregations to help us strengthen links with our community.

Our suburban parish in the Thames Valley and part of the lively thriving market town of Wokingham, has a modern 4 bedroom Rectory ready to welcome a House for Duty priest (2 days + Sunday) to lead us as we seek to be the church that Jesus wants us to be.

As new housing is being built so new communities are being formed all the time in this growing borough. The opportunities for mission are numerous and diverse. Are you the person who would like to meet this challenging opportunity?

If so, please read our parish profile and accompanying information and do not hesitate to contact:

the Area Dean, Richard Lamey • rector@spauls.org.uk

or
the Archdeacon • archdeacon.berkshire@oxford.anglican.org

 

Closing Date: 28 August 2022

Interviews: 23 September 2022

 

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Foreword by The Archdeacon of Berkshire, The Venerable Stephen Pullin.

The communities of St Mary's and St Catherine's have distinct mission opportunities arising from their urban and semi-rural contexts.  The church volunteers have demonstrated a genuine willingness to explore new ideas in the recent past and wish to continue testing out new mission initiatives.  They recognise that the new incumbent's time will need to be sharply focused on making meaningful connections with the local community and so expectations of 'maintenance ministry' within the existing church communities are sensibly modest.  This church community wants to make a difference in the lives of the people they are called to serve.  They are looking for a priest who has the ability to discern carefully, encourage graciously and maintain everyone's attention on the one or two things they need to do well in the wider community.  If this is you, you will be warmly welcomed and supported in Winnersh and Bearwood.

As new housing is being built so new communities are being formed all the time in this growing borough. The opportunities for mission are numerous and diverse. Are you the person who would like to meet this challenging opportunity? If so, please read our parish profile and accompanying information and do not hesitate to contact the Area Dean, Richard Lamey (rector@spauls.org.uk ) or the Archdeacon (archdeacon.berkshire@oxford.anglican.org ) to discuss further.

Closing date: 28 August 2022

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