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Sturminster Newton Benefice and Priest in Charge of Marnhull




South West

Ref: JN006057

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The benefice of Sturminster Newton, Hinton St Mary and Lydlinch lies in the heart of Dorset, in the beautiful Blackmore Vale. An hour’s drive from the Jurassic Coast, it nestles between Gillingham and Shaftesbury to the north and Blandford Forum to the East with good road links to London and Exeter. Marnhull is well served by a House for Duty Colleague.


We are looking for a vicar who will:


  • Be confident and approachable
  • Show a willingness to embrace town and rural communities and get involved in community life

  • Be able to work with and encourage those of diverse backgrounds and ages

  • Have energy and enthusiasm to help us to reach out to lost generations
  • Have a passion to develop Church, with a pastoral heart


We offer friendly and open congregations, supportive and enthusiastic PCC’s, well maintained churches, sound financial common sense, a happy deanery with supportive colleagues, excellent refreshments and hospitality, and high speed broadband in a gorgeous rural location!


For full details of this vacancy including the parish profile, please visit


Application forms are also obtainable from


Closing date: 10th June 2018

Visit and interview: 28th and 29th June 2018


An enhanced DBS is required.





Closing date: 10 June 2018


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