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Priest in Charge (0.5 or HfD)

St Mary, Westham, Eastbourne


South East


Ref: JN008089

Job Description

Westham (population 5,000) is an attractive and expanding village, set in beautiful Sussex countryside, near to the sea, on the rail network, and within easy reach of central Eastbourne. St Mary’s Church (Grade 1 Listed; ER: 115; AWA number: 54) is set in a prominent location in the village with a ministry also to the many visitors to the Pevensey area.


We look forward to welcoming a priest-in-charge who is:


  • in the mainstream of the evangelical tradition
  • committed to outreach, evangelism and church growth
  • approachable and committed to being visible in the parish
  • keen to promote ministry with families and young people


We can offer:


  • a welcoming, hard-working and supportive church community,
  • a variety of active groups within the church
  • ministry to our Church school
  • a modern four-bedroom vicarage within easy reach of the village and the church

There is flexibility about whether the new priest-in-charge will minister on either a 0.5 stipend or House for Duty basis.


Parish profile: on the parish and diocesan websites

Application form:

The Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings, is available for informal inquiries:


Closing Date: 3 October 2020 • Interviews: 19 October

Closing date: 03 October 2020


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