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Chew Valley East Benefice


South West

Ref: JN009000

Job Description

Four parishes located in the beautiful Chew Valley, close to Bristol and Bath, are praying for a new priest to walk with us as we unite in the hope of growing our churches.


We can offer you

  • An openness and willingness to engage in the beginning of a new chapter as a newly reconfigured benefice.
  • A part-time administrator.
  • A modern four-bedroomed house, with an integral office, in the beautiful village of Chew Magna.
  • Financially sound churches.


We are seeking someone who

  • Has experienced the varied spiritual needs of people from a wide range of church backgrounds.
  • Will work with us to build on our community links, developing trust so that we can begin to tell our story.
  • Can help us become more creative in our approach to growing our churches.
  • Is experienced in using a range of technology in their ministry.


Together we aim to

  • Become more active in enabling our churches to become more used by all in our communities.
  • Engage and build on our relationships with our parishioners, responding to people where they are.
  • Dispel the perception that worshipping God only happens in church on Sundays.
  • Explore ways of working together (to share skills and ideas) as a newly reconfigured benefice.


Further details and application pack from: Mrs Denise Blake, PA to Archdeacon of Bath, 01749 685278 or


Closing date: 18th March 2021 Visits and Interviews: 21st and 22nd April 2021

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Closing date: 18 March 2021


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