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Church Union, Saints Philip and James Up Hatherley






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The Church Union as patrons together with the Bishop of Gloucester seek to appoint as Vicar of this suburban Parish in West Cheltenham a mission-minded traditional Catholic Priest fully committed to mutual flourishing. Pastoral and Sacramental oversight of the parish has been entrusted to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.


Firmly rooted in serving its Parish, and with a clear commitment to reaching out to all people with the love of God, the Church Community at Up Hatherley is praying for a Parish Priest who will be –


  • An enabler and encourager, who will help build up the People of God, deepen their Christian Discipleship, and strengthen outreach and mission in the community;

  • A man with a heart for the Parish and its people, of all ages and backgrounds, committed to seeing this Church grow;

  • A Traditionalist, ideally a member of The Society (SSWSH) and/or of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC), rooted in Modern Anglo-Catholic worship but with a generous welcome to all, and open to the riches of other styles of worship.


For an informal conversation about this post please contact …


The Chairman of The Church Union, Father Darren Smith 0121 382 5533, 07956 440669 or


The Archdeacon of Cheltenham, the Ven Phil Andrew 01452 835594 or 07498 052045.


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Return electronically and to The Church Union, 16 Commercial Street, Birmingham B1 1RS.


Closing date for applications: 25th Feb 2019 at 9am

Interviews: 20th March 2019

Closing date: 25 February 2019


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