Job Type
Date Added
New Search

Parish Priest

for the Benefice of St Michael’s Mere and St Mary the Virgin West Knoyle


South West


Ref: JN012354

We are seeking an active and forward-thinking vicar for Mere and West Knoyle, who will reach out to the community, building our congregations and encouraging the involvement of young people. We hope our new priest will value our traditions while leading us in new pathways.

Mere is a small country town in southwest Wiltshire: a great place to live and work, with its independent shops, school, surgery and pubs. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, and Mere is well connected with excellent access to the A303 and Gillingham station four miles away.

West Knoyle is just two miles away: a small rural community with a lovely medieval church. We have a supportive team of ministers and volunteers, and our churches are well-run and ready to grow.

The Rectory is a modern build with a large garden, close both to the church and centre of Mere. This is a full stipend, fixed-term post, with initial review after three years.

For a full parish profile and application form contact:

Diocesan website:

For an informal discussion please contact the Archdeacon of Sarum on 01722 438662

Closing date: 3rd June

Shortlisting: 17th June
Interviews: 4th July

Closing date: 03 June 2024

Most Popular Articles

Past Week
Past Month