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Parish of St Barnabas and St Paul, with St Thomas the Martyr




London and Home Counties


Ref: JN006512

Job Description

Keble College and Christ Church as patrons in conjunction with the Bishop of Oxford wish to appoint a parish priest to this historic benefice in the heart of Oxford.


We are seeking a male priest with

  • a spirituality rooted in the Daily Office and the Mass, who will deepen the sacramental and devotional life of the church
  • enthusiasm for work with a congregation with a diversity of views but a strong desire for unity
  • confidence in presiding at the liturgy and in sympathy with its music
  • the ability to preach the Word and expound the teaching of the Church in ways that will enrich our life together
  • the desire and ability to minister effectively in the local community and church school
  • a vision for developing the joint benefice with St Thomas the Martyr and the skills to manage and facilitate its reordering and future growth.


The PCC has sent a letter of request in accordance with the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.


For an informal conversation about the post, please contact

Archdeacon Martin Gorick on 01865 208263


Parish profile and application form available from:


Closing date: 30 September 2018

Interviews at Keble College on 16 October 2018

Closing date: 30 September 2018


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