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Spire Hill Benefice and Priest in Charge of Hazelbury Bryan and the Hillside Parishes




South West


Ref: JN008065

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The benefice of Spire Hill lies in North Dorset, in the beautiful Blackmore Vale. An hour’s drive from the Jurassic Coast, it nestles between Sherborne and Shaftesbury close to the Somerset border with good road and rail links to London and Exeter. Hazelbury Bryan and the Hillside Parishes are well served by a House for Duty Colleague.


We are looking for a rector who will:

  • Be collaborative and creative
  • Have a calling to multi-parish rural ministry
  • Be able to develop and encourage lay leaders
  • Be proactive and enthusiastic in working with local schools
  • Have a passion to develop Church, with a pastoral heart


We offer friendly and open congregations, supportive and enthusiastic PCC’s, a benefice wide ministry team, well maintained churches, sound finances supported by enjoyable fundraising, energetic and welcoming colleagues within the Pilgrim Parishes and the wider Deanery, and active village life in a gorgeous rural location!


For full details of this vacancy including the parish profile, please visit


Application forms are also obtainable from


Closing date: 5th December 2019

Visit and interview: 7th and 8th January 20120


An enhanced DBS is required.


Closing date: 05 December 2019


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