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St John the Baptist, Spalding




Yorkshire and Lincs


Ref: JN008402

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We are a rapidly expanding parish, presently 18,000, situated in Spalding, a vibrant market town in South Lincolnshire, with a recently re-ordered church. Already established in both traditional and less formal worship, we are looking for a priest who will lead us to the fulfilment of our vision to grow Christ’s Kingdom in our community. We are able to offer the successful applicant a team of committed and trained lay ministers and a supportive and active PCC and congregation.


Do you have a proven track record of

  • working collaboratively with the laity?
  • leading both traditional and modern worship?
  • developing new forms of ministry while also nurturing and valuing the traditional?
  • working closely with a Church Aided primary school?
  • being a motivator and enabler?

Do you want to share your faith with a committed congregation and church community

  • in a modern and flexible church?
  • working with a large and active lay ministry team?
  • in a large and rapidly growing urban parish?

If our vision matches your aspirations for the next step in your spiritual vocation and ministry, then you may be the priest that the Holy Spirit has in mind to lead us here at St John the Baptist in Spalding.


For an informal chat about this post, please contact the Archdeacon of Boston, the Ven. Dr Justine Allain Chapman, via email at


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Closing date: Sunday, 29th March 2020

Interview date: Monday, 27th April 2020

Closing date: 29 March 2020


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