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Priest in Charge

The Six Villages in the Deanery of Harlow


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Ref: JN012020

The Parishes of Bush End, Hatfield Broad Oak, Great Hallingbury, Little Hallingbury, Hatfield Heath and Sheering, known as The Six Villages in the Deanery of Harlow.

These parishes are growing together in unity, co-operation and friendship and looking for an energetic and enthusiastic priest to continue the process of forming a six-parish benefice.

We are seeking a priest-in-charge who:

  • Is comfortable with a range of worship styles

  • Has a cheerful faith

  • Has experience of managing change in a sensitive but focussed way

  • Will develop the gifts of the laity and share ministry appropriately

  • Is keen to maintain and further develop our involvement with the local primary schools

  • Will enjoy taking an active and visible role in the life of our rural communities

We can offer:

  • The support of a Licensed Lay Minister, church wardens and active and engaged PCCs

  • A desire to bring more people to know the love of Jesus Christ

  • Administrative support, currently fifteen hours per week

Find the Parish Profile here:

For an application form contact the Archdeacon of Stansted’s office on 01376 563357 or email

For an informal conversation, please contact the Venerable Kate Peacock, Archdeacon of Stansted, on 01376 563357

Application deadline: 23rd February 2024
Interview: 15th March 2024

Closing date: 23 February 2024

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