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New South Dartmoor Mission Community




South West


Ref: JN007317

Job Description

We are looking for a leader for our group of four churches around the growing South Devon town of Ivybridge.


The Vicar will be:

A Bridge Builder who is able to forge links between the four churches in the new Mission community and work to unite congregations for mission and discipleship, able to embrace all shades of Christian religious expression within the Church Community. A particular focus will be to maintain worship services which are inclusive and welcoming to all, while including content for families and young people.


A Kingdom Builder who is committed to leading the church in its mission to Ivybridge and the surrounding villages and equipping them through prayer, example and practical training in discipleship. A particular focus will be to support Christians who are active in Ivybridge Community College, the local secondary school with over 2,200 students.


A Team Builder and Communicator who naturally shares their leadership, helping others to discern their gifts, and calling them into leadership and service within the churches and the wider community. A particular focus will be growing ministry in their membership and confidence as they lead worship, provide pastoral care and engage in mission across the Mission Community.


A draft pastoral scheme has currently been published for consultation and if the scheme takes effect the successful candidate will be inducted as the Vicar of the new benefice of Ivybridge, Cornwood, Harford and Sparkwell known locally as South Dartmoor Mission Community.


The Vicar will be supported by a Reader in Ivybridge, a locally-sponsored part-time minister, a full team of church wardens and staff from the Diocesan Mission Community Team.


For an informal conversation please contact:

Revd Preb Nick Shutt LLM, Acting Archdeacon of Plymouth • 01752 858382


For a Parish Profile and Application form, contact:

Mrs Debbie Delaney, PA to the Acting Archdeacon of Plymouth • 01752 858382


Closing date: 6 November 2019

Visits/interviews: 9 and 10 December 2019

Closing date: 06 November 2019


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