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Diocese of Gloucester



Drybrook, Lydbrook and Ruardean


The Bishop of Gloucester and patron, the Crown seek to appoint a mission-minded priest to this welcoming and community-focussed benefice with active children and youth ministry, who would like to develop their unity, vision and mission as a benefice together, sharing resources and seeking to grow the kingdom of God.


The person appointed will:

  • Have a vision and passion for rural ministry and a pastoral heart
  • Be an effective team leader, encouraging the gifts of all
  • Be an excellent communicator and an able leader of change
  • Build on links with schools, continuing the growth and
    development of the children and youth work.


This is a benefice which is looking forward, excited for the future and wanting to develop their mission together. They offer their energy, support and prayers.


There are three churches, three PCCs, one Church school, and a variety of worship styles with ministry supported by one Reader, local active retired clergy, lay leaders and a part time youth worker.


The parish profile, application form and associated documents can be downloaded at


Interview date – please see the Bishop’s letter and
associated documents on the website


For an informal conversation about this post please contact
The Archdeacon of Gloucester, The Venerable Jackie Searle,
Tel: (01452) 835555 or 07913 944974
to whom applications should be returned.


‘To share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ with people in and around Gloucestershire’

Closing date: 08 September 2017
Ref: JN004987


Fri 18 Aug @ 14:39
RT @StaffordChurchStaffordshire is a great part of the country to minister in. Come and see

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