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Residentiary Canon

Guildford Cathedral




London and Home Counties

Ref: JN007899

Job Description

Public Engagement and Pastoral Care


GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL seeks to appoint a Residentiary Canon to join a small staff team at the nation’s most modern Cathedral, being Open to God and Open to All. You will lead on developing Guildford as a centre in the region for robust and exciting public engagement. Responsible and enthusiastic approaches to pastoral care of the gathered community will strengthen individual discipleship and what the Cathedral offers to our diocese and region. We would love to hear from you if you have a commitment to and are energised by:


  • the rhythm and depth of modern catholic worship within the Anglican choral tradition
  • working collaboratively with others
  • creative engagement with the areas of the arts, science and contemporary issues
  • exercising wise and timely pastoral care to people from all walks of life
  • living your faith and serving God’s people in a demanding part of the south east

This is an appointment of the Bishop of Guildford and Common Tenure. For an informal conversation about the post please contact the Dean of Guildford, The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams, via email initially: For our Information Pack please contact Emma Law:


Closing date for receipt of application is 12 noon, 27 September 2019

Shortlisting will take place on 30 September 2019

Interviews will be held in Guildford on 10 October 2019


Appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance

Closing date: 27 September 2019


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