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Team Rector

Cherwell Valley Benefice




London and Home Counties


Ref: JN007289

Job Description

The Cherwell Valley Benefice, a team of six rural parish churches and a church community in a growing urban village development, wishes to appoint a Team Rector able to guide us in our desire to deepen our Christian faith and develop the mission of our parishes.


We offer:

  • Seven welcoming churches
  • A committed team including a House for Duty Vicar, an Ordinand, and a Benefice Administrator, supported by an enthusiastic and varied group of people and PCC members
  • An established range of worship styles
  • An attractive north Oxfordshire location in which to live and work
  • Thriving village communities with easy access to local towns, schools, amenities and travel networks


We are looking for a Team Rector who:

  • Has good communication skills and is approachable, caring and tolerant
  • Wants to engage with the local community and to be a visible presence within it
  • Has a passion for worship in a variety of traditional and modern styles
  • Can recognise and use the skills of the laity across the Benefice
  • Would like to lead us in our aspiration to develop mission and ministry throughout the Benefice
  • Has the skills required to meet the challenges of ministry in an evolving new community
  • Is creative and flexible, with a sense of humour

    The Lay Chair will be pleased to have informal conversations
    and to arrange visits.
    Mike Dockery • • 01869 345178


Application Form and Parish Profile available at


Applications to be returned to: The Archdeacon of Dorchester,
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF
Tel: 01865 208245


DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.


Closing date:20th June 2019

Interview date:19th July 2019

Closing date: 20 June 2019


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