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Priest in Charge

Priest-in-Charge for the benefice of Ashburnham with Penhurst and Rural Officer for East Sussex.


South East


Ref: JN008915

Job Description

As priest-in-charge, the postholder will have principal pastoral responsibility for the worshipping community at St Peter’s Ashburnham (there is an Associate Vicar in post who takes responsibility for Penhurst).


As Rural Officer, the person appointed will serve the rural community within the diocese and beyond, offer a rural voice within the diocese, and resource parishes and senior staff in the diocese on rural issues.


This is a single, full-time post, part sponsored by the Ashburnham Thanksgiving Trust.


We are looking for a person who will be:

  • A good leader and effective communicator who will bring a
    positive and energetic approach to both aspects of the role.
  • Confident in presenting a personal faith in Jesus, in the evangelical tradition of the benefice; comfortable with both formal and informal worship
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in rural life and issues, willing and able to encourage and resource others serving in rural areas.

A delightful four-bedroom house has been made available on the Ashburnham Estate, by the sponsoring body the Ashburnham Thanksgiving Trust.


For application pack: Marc Sacher, PA to the Archdeacon of Hastings

Informal enquiries may be made to the Archdeacon of Hastings,

The Ven Dr Edward Dowler


Enhanced CRB disclosure required


Closing date for applications: 1st March 2021

Interview date: 22nd March 2021

Closing date: 01 March 2021


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