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Priest in Charge

The proposed Benefice of Pilton, Croscombe, North Wootton, Ditcheat, East Pennard and Pylle


South West

Ref: JN011886

We are seeking a Priest who will lead us into a new chapter of church life in our six parishes in the heart of rural Somerset as we learn to work and worship together as a new benefice.

We are praying for our priest to:

  • Bring insight and enthusiasm to help us move to a new empowering future;

  • Inspire and enable the Church to be the heart of our communities;

  • Be a Team Player and Team Leader who will co-ordinate, identify and develop the ministry of Lay Worship and Lay Pastoral Assistants and involvement in the life of the church;

  • Develop our worship to deepen our faith;

  • Be a caring link across our communities especially with schools, local events and groups.

We offer:

  • A supportive team of Churchwardens, two retired priests with PTO and a Reader;

  • Committed people who are used to being responsible for their church buildings and church life;

  • Voluntary and some paid administrative help;

  • A four bedroomed Rectory in Pilton;

  • Encouragement and support for you to nourish your own spiritual life and well-being.

We hope that having read our Parish Profile you will feel encouraged to apply for this post and we look forward to working with you.


Closing date for applications: 20 June 2024 at 12 noon
Visit and interviews: 24/25 July 2024

Full details and an application pack from:
The PA to the Archdeacon of Wells
Tel: 01749 685147 • Email:

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Parish profile:

Closing date: 20 June 2024

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