All Saints’ Marcham, St Luke’s, Garford, Full-time Interim Minister (for up to three years)

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We are a single parish of two churches looking to grow in our faith and to reach out to our communities with the love and care of Christ.

We are looking for a full-time minister to live and work with us. We see this as an exciting opportunity for the right energetic person wanting an opportunity to focus on a single parish and make a real difference.

We are looking for someone who is able to give a clear and strong lead to harness the energies of our lively team of volunteers, in order to develop confident Christian disciples and a vibrant Christian community. The ideal candidate also:

  • has a commitment to prayer and a desire to help others grow in their spiritual life;
  • teaches the Bible with conviction, clarity and in a stimulating and engaging way;
  • encourages every-member ministry, giving plenty of opportunity for church members to use their gifts within the context of careful nurture and suitable equipping;
  • is approachable and sensitive to people’s needs;
  • has a heart for reaching out to others with the good news about Jesus.

We can offer you:

  • a committed and experienced team of people to support leading and preaching in services at both churches and an active PCC;
  • supportive and enthusiastic congregations looking forward to working more closely together;
  • a lovely area to work and live, not far from Oxford;
  • a large four-bedroom family house with mature gardens, located in Marcham, close to the school and village shop.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Revd Canon David Tyler, Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester on 07961 726403 or email him at

View the Parish Profile.

To apply please visit and click Diocese of Oxford.

If you feel that this might be the right role for you, we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us by email at if you would like to arrange an informal visit to the churches and parishes.

Closing date: 9 May

Interviews: 26 May

DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.