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Rural Field Officer and Team Vicar

in the Whitton Team Benefice  




South West


Ref: JN006606

Job Description

This exciting new four year post enables someone passionate about rural ministry to combine parish ministry with a wider role. As one of two rural field officers you will support, encourage and develop rural ministry and mission, working with clergy and congregations across Wiltshire.


You will bring your gifts, experience and enthusiasm to a committed local benefice and a visionary team of Bishop, Archdeacon, rural deans, lay chairs and other resource officers. This post would suit someone wanting to contribute to the life of the diocese and the rural church at a significant time.


We can offer:

  • A spacious vicarage in Aldbourne (on the Marlborough Downs);
  • A warm welcome from the archdeaconry team, friendly
    congregations and lively village communities;
  • A highly collaborative local clergy/lay team who welcome fresh enthusiasm, gifts and new insights;
  • Respect for a dual role post, your home/work balance, time off and holidays;


The person we appoint will be:


  • Enthusiastic, a collaborative leader, who enjoys working with volunteers;
  • A teacher and encourager who can engage with all levels of faith and experience of the Christian life;
  • Creative in working with all ages, making worship accessible to all, enthusiastic about working closely with others, including schools;
  • Open to working in a variety of contexts, caring about people and community, and committed to making Christ known.


For full details of this vacancy including the parish profile,
please visit the diocesan website at


Application forms are also obtainable from


Closing date: 6th November 2018

Visit and interview: 27th and 28th November 2018

Closing date: 06 November 2018


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