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Priest in Charge (Vicar Designate)




East Midlands

Ref: JN005065

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The Benefices of Burton Joyce with Bulcote and Stoke Bardolph, and Lowdham with Caythorpe and Gunthorpe.

Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham

Priest in Charge (Vicar Designate)

The Benefices of Burton Joyce with Bulcote and Stoke Bardolph, and Lowdham with Caythorpe and Gunthorpe.

We are excited about the opportunities for growth in a new benefice currently being formed with two parish churches and four smaller worshipping communities, situated in these beautiful, vibrant, commuter/rural communities of the Trent Valley between Nottingham and Southwell.


We are praying for someone of energy and vision to build on all that is good while releasing the untapped potential there is. Could this be you?

What we offer;

  • An attractive place to live and work - close to Nottingham’s cultural and recreational facilities but located in the countryside

  • Church congregations that want to grow and collaborate together

  • A full-time curate to be appointed into the new benefice

  • Two Church of England Primary Schools and connections to a County Primary

  • Well-established community networks with multiple opportunities for mission, evangelism and discipleship

  • Joining newly appointed, lively and supportive colleagues within the local deanery group.


We are looking for someone who;

  • Has a confident and prayerful faith as a disciple of Christ

  • Enjoys people of all ages, inside and outside the church

  • Has experience of leadership in a growing church, especially with younger people, families and children

  • Is a gifted communicator, teacher and preacher

  • Is a collaborative leader able to release the gifts of members and train a curate

  • Has the ability to engage with, understand and disciple more affluent residents often working in significant roles within the City and County


Application pack from:

Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons,

Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH


Tel: 01636 817206

or visit the diocesan website:


Closing date 22 September 2017

Discernment process 6 November 2017


For informal discussion and further information, please contact

Sarah Clark, Archdeacon of Nottingham, on 07917 693285

or email

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Closing date: 22 September 2017


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