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Rural Pioneer Minister & Priest-in-Charge

Abbeydore Deanery




West Midlands


Ref: JN009157

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If you are a pioneering priest, with a lively and life-giving faith, here’s a wonderful chance for you to join us in the beautiful borderlands of south-west Herefordshire where you will:


  • be an integral part of the lay and clergy team in the pioneering Abbeydore Deanery
  • lead an emerging Mission Community based on the parishes of the existing Cagebrook Benefice south of Hereford
  • cherish the inherited church, establish new forms of Christian community, and enjoy living with the tensions and opportunities of a mixed-ecology role.


Further information, please contact:

Ven Derek Chedzey, Archdeacon of Hereford

07395 887050


For application details please click the 'apply for this job' butrton below


Application closure date: Friday, 4th June 2021

Interview date: 29th / 30th June 2021


We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity in Hereford Diocese and welcome applications from all suitably qualified clergy. As United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (UKME) individuals are currently under-represented within our Diocese – we would particularly welcome applications from these candidates.

We are seeking a Rural Pioneer Priest who has:

• A deep and lively faith in the inclusive love of God, with the enthusiasm to share that with others

• Well-developed ability to work collaboratively, handle complexity, initiate change and manage conflict

• Compassion, empathy, emotional intelligence, resilience, playfulness


In addition we hope that any candidate might also have:

• Ability to work with and respect the inherited traditions of church whilst pioneering new Christian communities Desirable

• An affinity for using digital technology

• An ability to innovate creatively

• Experience of pioneering Christian community in areas of new housing

Closing date: 09 July 2021


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