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Team Rector

of the Witham and Villages Team Ministry




South East


Ref: JN008861

Job Description

We long to grow God’s Kingdom in our growing town and six villages, situated between Chelmsford and Colchester.


We are looking for somebody to lead us, enable us and inspire us as our next Team Rector.


  • Lead us as we seek God’s will and direction for our Team Ministry
  • Enable us to discern what the Church can offer our town and villages
  • Inspire us to be innovative and creative in how we grow our congregations

We have plenty of hopes for our future, not least focussing on our ministry to children, young people, and families.


We are realistic about the challenges ahead and we know that we need to accept change to grow.


You will have day to day responsibility for St Nicolas’ Church, Witham (which is liberal catholic in tradition) and overall responsibility across the team (with village churches of a central tradition).


Your colleagues will be a Team Vicar, two Associate Priests and one Curate (who has a pioneer ministry within the team) plus supportive and valued lay ministers (including several Authorised Local Preachers and two Funeral Ministers) as well as active retired clergy.


Full details on our diocesan website


For an informal conversation please contact

Ven Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester, on 01376 513130.


Closing date: 7th February 2021

Interviews: March 2021

Closing date: 07 February 2021


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