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Queen Thorne Benefice




South West


Ref: JN006686

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Queen Thorne in Dorset is a thriving rural benefice adjoining the Somerset border north of the ancient Dorset abbey town of Sherborne. It comprises six parishes, Oborne, Over Compton and Nether Compton, Poyntington, Sandford Orcas and Trent, set in beautiful countryside. There are excellent facilities nearby with good road and rail links to London and the South West. It is just an hour’s drive from the spectacular Jurassic coast.


We are looking for a rector who will:

  • Be confident and approachable
  • Show a willingness to embrace our rural communities and get involved in community life
  • Inspire and work with people of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • With a pastoral heart, have a passion to develop the church in mission and ministry.
  • Become an active, enthusiastic presence in the life of our flourishing village school

We offer friendly and open congregations, supportive PCC’s, well maintained churches, sound financial common sense, supportive colleagues, excellent refreshments and hospitality. The magnificent rectory has high speed broadband and 4G reception.


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


Application forms are also obtainable from The Sherborne Office



Closing date for receipt of applications: 2nd November 2018

Visit and Interview: 19th and 20th November 2018


CRB Enhanced disclosure required

Closing date: 02 November 2018


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