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Team Rector




London and Home Counties


Ref: JN005056

Job Description





The Hermitage Team is a benefice of seven varied rural parishes, which:


  • vary in nature from dormitory to agricultural to 21st century suburban
  • are outward facing in mission and engaged in Partnership for Missional Church
  • are working towards a greater sense of Team identity
  • have close links with the schools and other parts of our expanding communities
  • are located around the M4/A34 Junction in West Berkshire


We are looking for a Rector who will help us define our true vision and identity, who will take pastoral responsibility for two of the larger parishes. Are you up for the challenge?


Ideally you will be:


  • prayerful and open to be led by the Holy Spirit
  • committed to the concept of Team Ministry and Lay Leadership and ready to collaborate with the Ministry Team
  • comfortable with a range of styles of worship and churchmanship
  • skilled and sufficiently experienced to help us discern our vision, both as parishes and as a Team, and to help us to work towards that vision
  • familiar with the challenges and complexity of varied modern rural communities
  • an outgoing ‘people person’, who relates well to everyone in the church and the wider community
  • an excellent communicator with the ability to delegate

The new Rector will be supported by a dedicated and enthusiastic Ministry Team (a Team Vicar, a House for Duty minister, three Licensed Lay Ministers and two other Associate Clergy)


Further details and application form from or

The Bishop of Reading’s office, Bishop’s House, Tidmarsh Lane, Tidmarsh, Reading, RG8 8HA

Tel: 0118 9841216 • Email:

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 29th September 2017

Interviews: Monday 16th October 2017


Enhanced DBS disclosure is required

Closing date: 29 September 2017


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