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The Benefice of Ilminster and Whitelackington




South West

Ref: JN007329

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Situated within beautiful Somerset countryside with very good road links, we can offer the best of town and country – a large minster church at the heart of an historic, expanding market town and a village church within a small rural community


We are praying for a priest who


  • believes in and offers inspiring worship, has great empathy, is approachable and understands the varied spiritual needs of people from a wide range of church backgrounds, experience of faith and fresh expression

  • is enthusiastic, engaging and inclusive and an effective facilitator

  • is comfortable with conversations and issues around funding and finances

  • offers strong leadership and will share our excitement and help us to harness and embrace the ideas, talents, enthusiasm and goodwill of all

  • will enhance our desire to be a beacon of Christ’s light, shining out and drawing in

Are you that someone?


We can offer

  • a modern vicarage close to the town, schools and local facilities

  • a dedicated team of support including Reader and parish administrator

  • good ecumenical links

  • fun and entrepreneurial congregations with plenty of energy and ideas


Applications to be received by 6th May 2019

Visit and interviews 23rd/24th 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: 06 May 2019


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