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Rural Support Officer and HfD

in the Shirwell Mission Community


South West


Ref: JN011797

Grow in Prayer • Make New Disciples • Serve the People of Devon with Joy


Do you have a heart for rural ministry?


Do you have experience of helping rural churches to grow and thrive?


Do you have a vision of how we can proclaim the Gospel afresh in rural communities?


We are looking for a Rural Support Officer who will help and support rural churches from across North Devon to grow in their Mission and Ministry.


This is an embedded role and you will be part of a supportive team rooted in a rural Mission Community. It is a full time stipendiary post.


Might God be calling you to join us in rural North Devon?


The Role Description, Person Specification and Application Form are available at

For an informal conversation about this role, contact

the Archdeacon of Barnstaple, the Ven. Verena Breed.
Tel: 01271 375475 or email


Closing Date: 20 December 2023 at 12 noon

Orientation Day: 16 January 2024

Interview Date: 17 January 2024


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

"The Rural Support Officer will be a person of hope, encouragement, prayerfulness and creativity, who can work collaboratively, with a deep trust in God and a vision for the growth of rural church and ministry."

The Right Reverend Jackie Searle, Acting Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Crediton

Closing date: 20 December 2023

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