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The Benefice of Backwell with Chelvey and Brockley




South West

Ref: JN006928

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The Benefice covers a large village and two hamlets in North Somerset, south of Bristol. The area has been earmarked for substantial housing development.


There are two active churches alongside Andy’s, a growing café style-congregation, planted in 2015.


We are people who offer a wide range of skills at a high level. We have a vibrant relationship with our Junior school, a strong musical tradition, a commitment to Fairtrade and a rich worshipping environment.


We are looking for a gifted person who:-

  • Is a spiritual person who is able to communicate God’s truth, with warmth and care for individuals.
  • Will help us explore our faith in a wide variety of ways – in
  • discipleship, in worship, in prayer, in mission and in pastoral care
  • Is able to help us reconcile the tensions between old and new.
  • Can answer the call for a visible pastoral presence while being able
  • to maintain balance for themselves
  • Will recognise our gifts and be able to collaborate effectively
  • If this isn’t already too much, a person gifted with a good voice,
  • an interest in music and a love of telling the story


Further details and application pack from:

Mrs Denise Blake, PA to Archdeacon of Bath,

01225 873609 or


Closing date: 3rd February 2019

Interview Days: 6th and 7th March 2019


An enhanced DBS disclosure is required


Closing date: 03 February 2019


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