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Benefices of Wincanton and Pen Selwood, Somerset




South West

Ref: JN006939

Job Description

A pair of parishes invites a new Rector to join our welcoming communities in fellowship.


We are seeking a Rector who

  • can lead our mission to both market town and rural village;
  • will be a good listener and pastor;
  • can help build our congregations in faith and in number;
  • is enthusiastic in attracting young people and families to our churches and has experience working with schools;
  • is happy to work alongside our lay team, retired clergy and leaders of other denominations;
  • has the vision to help carry out Wincanton’s re-ordering project;
  • will help us balance comfortable old worship styles with exciting new ones.


We can offer

  • congregations eager to learn and deepen their faith and who are open to new ideas;
  • prayer and social groups/events in the church and community;
  • a parish office and part time administrator;
  • active PCCs, churchwardens, lay reader and other lay supporters;
  • a Rectory in a friendly town with close amenities.


Closing date for applications: 5 September 2019

Interviews: 25/26 September 2019


Application pack available from:

The PA to the Archdeacon of Wells,

6 The Liberty, Wells BA5 2SU

Tel: 01749 685147



An enhanced DBS disclosure is required

Closing date: 05 September 2019


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