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Benefice of Galmington




South West

Ref: JN007251

Job Description

We are a single church benefice and welcoming community located in Taunton, a newly created Garden Town and County Town of Somerset, with excellent transport links.


We seek a priest who will:


  • provide leadership to broaden our ministry to the people of our parish especially the unchurched but with regard to the needs and aspirations of our congregation
  • encourage a congregation which seeks to move forward in our faith but aspires to gradual change to keep existing members on board, while being attractive to those outside the church
  • lead us into a deeper relationship with God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit through inspiring worship, preaching, teaching and example
  • revitalise our outreach to the parish with emphasis on young people both in church and beyond, especially the parents and children of our local primary school with which we have strong links

  • be a proficient communicator who can encourage collaboration with empathy for those God chooses to work alongside him or her

We can offer:


  • a broad and welcoming church with readers and lay assistants
  • a reputation for providing hospitality
  • a comfortable 4 bedroomed detached vicarage within a short walk of the church


Applications to be received by: 13th April 2019


Visit and interviews: 1st /2nd May 2019


For more details and an application pack, please contact:

The Venerable Simon Hill, Archdeacon of Taunton

2 Monkton Heights, West Monkton, Taunton TA2 8LU


Tel: 01823 413315 • Email:

Closing date: 13 April 2019


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