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Ref: JN005613

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Quantock Villages Benefice

(Aisholt, Enmore, Goathurst, Nether Stowey, Over Stowey and Spaxton with Charlynch)

We are enthusiastic congregations of six rural parishes in a Benefice close to Bridgwater and Taunton in West Somerset. The Benefice lies in and around the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


We seek a priest to lead and enrich our pilgrimage in faith who will:


  • work with the Assistant Priest (House for Duty) (to be appointed), Readers, Deanery Youth and Children’s Development Worker, and laity in collaborative partnership and mutual support, preaching and teaching the word of God throughout the Benefice

  • place value upon informal contemporary worship and more traditional worship, being comfortable in either setting, and recognise the different requirements of our church communities

  • rejoice in the diversity of the six parishes and explore with them what it means to be an effective Benefice

  • provide a visible presence in each community within the Benefice, and be a good communicator and listener relating well to a wide range of people in different situations.

Excellent house in Nether Stowey, a village designated a Rural Centre, see


Applications to be received by: 23rd February 2018

Visit and interviews: 15th/16th March 2018


For more details and an application pack, please contact:

The Venerable Simon Hill, Archdeacon of Taunton

2 Monkton Heights, West Monkton, Taunton, TA2 8LU

Tel: 01823 413315


Closing date: 23 February 2018


Mon 22 Jan @ 19:37
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