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The Astwell Benefice: Six Churches, One mission




East Midlands

Ref: JN008010

Job Description

The benefice is set in beautiful rural countryside in south west Northamptonshire (Rose of the shires), with excellent road and rail links. It consists of five adjoining parishes each with its own church and one chapel of ease.


We are offering

  • one benefice PCC, meeting four times a year
  • a committed team of church wardens and representatives
  • a modern 4 bedroom Rectory situated in Lois Weedon close to the church
  • a funded Benefice Secretary

We seek a Rector who will:

  • work with us as we continue to develop a permanent united structure in the benefice
  • see work with children, young people and families as a priority
  • maintain good links with our local schools
  • provide warm hearted pastoral care for our communities
  • be a team player encouraging lay participation and leadership
  • inspire and uplift our congregations
  • accept the challenges and opportunities of rural ministry
  • take the church into the community

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.


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Applications by noon 6 December Interviews 8 January


Details from: The Archdeacon of Northampton Tel: 01604 887074


Closing date: 06 December 2019


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