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Wimborne Minster

The Governors of Wimborne Minster are looking to appoint a

RECTOR for Wimborne Minster
and the Northern Villages


This follows the appointment of the previous Rector as Archdeacon of Harlow. The recently reconfigured benefice follows the conjoining of the historic Wimborne Minster with five attractive, diverse, East Dorset village communities situated to the north of the town.


Whilst the main focus of pastoral ministry will be the care and nurture of the members of the Minster itself, this important post offers a combination of urban and rural opportunities involving leading a supportive team (lay and ordained) to run both the Minster and the churches in the villages and also the exciting civic, liturgical and outreach ministry of a major Greater Church. It will be ideally suited to someone who values diversity, thrives on variety and leadership and who enjoys immersing themselves in community life.


We need a Rector who has the following qualities:

  • A prayerful and spiritual leader
  • Good natured and a sense of humour
  • Ability and willingness to pastor, nurture and disciple new and existing members
  • Imaginative, dynamic and sensitive leadership with a positive commitment to team-work
  • Keen to encourage a broad, inclusive church together with worship for all ages
  • Sympathetic to both urban and rural needs and mission, and a desire to be part of community life
  • Ability to exercise public ministry in a civic context


The Profile provides more detail and can be seen at


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


Application forms are also obtainable from

The Archdeacon of Dorset



Closing date: Thursday 22nd February 2018

Interview dates: Tuesday 13th/ Wednesday 14th March 2018




Closing date: 22 February 2018


Mon 22 Jan @ 19:37
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