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Priest-in-Charge/Area Dean Designate

A permanent post in Wotton Deanery


South West


Ref: JN010133

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This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced priest, or a more recently ordained priest with relevant skills, to help shape the future of Wotton Deanery. For the right candidate, there is also the possibility of being appointed Area Dean Designate.


This is a supportive deanery prayerfully reshaping ministry and mission for the present and the future. There is a strong commitment to healthy parish ministry, collaboration, imagination and creativity, all supported by the Diocesan LIFE vision.


We are seeking to appoint a priest whose initial focus of ministry will be as


Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Lower Cam and Coaley.


The benefice comprises two parishes set in an area of growing population and housing development. Both worshipping communities are eager to welcome a priest who will help them shape ministry and mission and lead them into a sustainable future. It is very likely that the longer term role will continue to be rooted in one or both of these communities, albeit in a reshaped benefice. At this stage we envisage the post holder will reside at the vicarage in Lower Cam throughout their tenure.


The successful candidate will have significant pastoral and interpersonal skills, but also a flair for oversight and transitional ministry.


The parish profile, application form and associated documents can be downloaded clicking 'apply for this job' button below.


Closing date for applications: Monday 23 May 2022 at 9.00am 2022

Interviews: Thursday 9 June 2022


For an informal conversation about this post please contact

The Ven Hilary Dawson, Archdeacon of Gloucester on 01452 835555

or 07719 310045 or email


Applications should be returned to

Sue Strawbridge, PA to the Archdeacon of Gloucester

Closing date: 23 May 2022


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