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Priest in Charge

The Benefice of Castle Cary and Ansford




South West

Ref: JN008696

Job Description

This single parish benefice is a small and lively market town in a beautiful part of Somerset. As a church our vision is of a practical outworking of the love of God which we celebrate in our worship. The town’s population is growing rapidly with extensive new housing and we are developing one of our two church buildings as a community centre for social events, care and support, prayer, and worship.


We seek a priest who will:

  • share our vision, providing guidance and leadership
  • build relationships with people of all ages
  • as a pastor and teacher help us grow as a community of Jesus’ disciples
  • work collaboratively with lay ministers and with other churches
  • work with local statutory bodies and voluntary organisations


We can offer:

  • a welcoming and inclusive congregation
  • a PCC that is progressive and looking for change
  • good links with the wider community, including the primary school
  • active lay ministry and a paid Administrator
  • a recently refurbished vicarage


Closing date for applications: 8 October 2020

Visit and interviews: 27/28 October 2020


For more details and an application pack, please contact:

The Venerable Anne Gell, Archdeacon of Wells

Tel: 01749 685147 • Email:

Closing date: 08 October 2020


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