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London and Home Counties

Ref: JN005116

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Benefices of St Mary the Virgin

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Benefices of St Mary the Virgin, Goldington and All Saints, Renhold, with particular responsibility for Goldington Could you be the leader we are looking for to guide us as we go forward together?

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to engage with two complimentary parishes with friendly, supportive and generous congregations that have always paid their parish share.
  • Active participation by church members in worship and parish life.
  • The support of an Associate Vicar with primary oversight for Renhold parish whom you will assist in appointing. Goldington also has an established Lay Reader, Trainee Reader, 2 trained Lay leaders and a retired Priest. You will have the skills and experience to train a curate to join the team.

You will:

  • Nurture the growth, faith and worship of the congregations,
    sympathetic to their ‘middle-of-the-road’ churchmanship and the musical tradition at St Mary’s whilst encouraging newer forms of worship.
  • Develop further the outreach to local schools, the university and local community, especially young families.
  • Strengthen the current ecumenical links between the churches in Goldington.


Goldington is situated in the north east of Bedford. There are good transport links by road and rail and it is well serviced by local amenities.


The closing date for applications is

Monday 26th February 2018

Interview date:

Wednesday 21st March 2018


Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required


For more information or to apply, please contact:

The Venerable Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of Bedford,
17 Lansdowne Road,Luton, LU3 1EE

Tel: 01582 730722 or email:

Closing date: 26 February 2018


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