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Benefice of Taunton St Mary Magdalene (Minster designate) and St John the Evangelist




South West

Ref: JN007451

Job Description

We are a busy town centre benefice worshipping and serving the
community from two beautiful Grade I listed churches. We offer formal and informal services embracing diverse expressions of worship.


We look forward to welcoming a leader who:

  • is called by God, and will open our eyes to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives through inspiring worship, preaching and study
  • will join us in forming the identity of Taunton Minster
  • will promote and encourage the diversity of our respective churches devoting time and energy to building our congregations and develop the benefice
  • will lead the development of new initiatives focused on children, young people and families
  • is an excellent communicator with passion, natural collaborative empathy and a positive outlook
  • is kind and compassionate, approachable and accessible meeting the spiritual and pastoral needs of our respective congregations


We offer:

  • a deep commitment to our faith and the well-being of our communities
  • a well-managed and strong team of dedicated volunteers
  • a big welcome and a lot of prayerful support

This is a great opportunity for an individual to develop and extend their ministry in a rewarding but also challenging urban environment, and if you will share our sorrows and our joys, our doubts and our glimpses of God then you probably are the one for us.


Please visit and


Applications to be received by 8th June 2019

Visit and interviews 20th/21st June 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: 08 June 2019


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