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Benefice of Backwell with Chelvey and Brockley


South West

Ref: JN012220

We are looking for an energetic, outward-looking, people person who is passionate about helping us to extend the Kingdom of God in our villages. Our Benefice in North Somerset has 2 beautiful churches from which we are looking to reach our communities.

We are praying that our new Rector will help us take this Vision forward – so are you:

  • A prayerful leader who is guided by the Holy Spirit?

  • A skilled communicator who can comfortably engage with all to tell the story of Jesus?

  • Wanting to be a ‘Visible Vicar’ in our community as we seek to be a transforming presence?

  • Passionate about Children, Young People and Families – as we are looking to extend our existing outreach to them through the schools?

  • Able to lead us in unity, celebrating the diversity of worship we offer?

  • A collaborative team player who will encourage cross church initiatives?

We can offer:

  • Support from 2 lay leaders, 2 retired clergy, 2 PCCs and 4 churchwardens

  • A paid Children and Young People’s worker fully engaged with the local junior school

  • A paid Administrator in our Benefice office

  • A modern 5-bedroom Rectory

  • 2 beautiful well-maintained historic church buildings

For full details and an application pack please contact:
Mrs Denise Blake, PA to the Archdeacon of Bath
01749 685278 or

Closing date for applications: 20th June 2024
Visits and Interviews: 9th and 10th July 2024

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post

Closing date: 20 June 2024

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