Rector for The United Benefice of Aston Clinton, Buckland and Drayton Beauchamp

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Jesus College Oxford, The Bishop of Oxford, and Mr A R Pegg, as Patrons, wish to appoint a Rector for The United Benefice of Aston Clinton, Buckland and Drayton Beauchamp


Diverse communities in three adjacent parishes on the edge of the Chilterns between Aylesbury and Tring. Our churches each have a distinctive style of worship and draw their committed congregations from the three villages and the surrounding area. We, and neighbouring parishes, are experiencing a period of change with significant development of housing, bringing opportunity for growth as well as new challenges.


A Priest who is inclusive and able to work collaboratively with ordained and lay colleagues. Someone who has a strong Christian faith and has the ability to communicate it, and who is prepared to accept and celebrate the differences in our three churches.


An inspirational teacher, theologian and spiritual leader who is willing to live among us, laugh with us and share the lives and concerns of our community, and who values our heritage whilst leading innovation. Someone who can draw young people into the life of the Church, and who can grow the Kingdom of God.


  • Full stipend with payment of reasonable expenses
  • A spacious 5 bedroom Rectory with a large garden in the centre of Aston Clinton
  • True Village communities, with easily accessible glorious countryside, and good road and rail links
  • The support of a part time self-supporting curate, four lay leaders, a Benefice administrator (15 hours pw) and an enthusiastic team of volunteers

Closing Date:  6 December 2017
Interviews:  8 January 2018

Benefice Profile     Application Form     Guidance Notes     Recruitment Monitoring Form

also available from The Bishop of Buckingham’s office, Sheridan, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, HP16 9BG Telephone:  01494 862173 Email:

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required

Sir Michael Sobell House – Hospice Team Chaplain


We are looking for a skilful chaplain and sensitive team player to support the spiritual, pastoral, and religious needs of hospice patients, their carers, and staff. The new part-time post-holder will work alongside a full-time colleague to provide an integrated service in the Sobell House day hospice and inpatient unit. As a full member of the Oxford University Hospitals chaplaincy team, the post-holder will share with ecumenical and inter-faith colleagues in training and development for wider work within the Trust, including a share in emergency on-call provision.

The post is open to ordained or non-ordained ministers and pastoral carers with a relevant qualification and significant experience of providing spiritual care at times of illness and loss.

For an informal discussion please contact Margaret Whipp on 01865 235449 or email  or contact Graham Sykes on 01865 225779.

Full information and application form 

Closing date 1st December 2017.

Interviews 15th December 2017.

Vicar – Stoke Poges


We, along with our patron, Christ Church, Oxford, are seeking a lively new Vicar to lead the ministry team and inspire the wider community to come to faith at our two village churches.  

He or she should:

  • value and encourage both traditional and contemporary forms of worship, and seek to grow these communities
  • be alive in the Holy Spirit and passionate about growing and maturing disciples
  • have a vision for growth and renewal within our churches
  • uphold our generally evangelical tradition
  • drive the spiritual direction and leadership for our pastoral, outreach, and mission activities
  • be a skilled bible teacher, who inspires and activates discipleship
  • lead prayerfully, boldly and decisively

Does this sound like you?

For more details, please download our Parish profile at:

Parish Profile     Application Form     Guidance Notes     Recruitment Monitoring Form

Also available from The Bishop of Buckingham’s office, Sheridan, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, HP16 9BG | Telephone:  01494 862173 | Email:

To understand more and if you would like an informal chat, please contact Canon Rod Cosh, Area Dean – or 07771 527141, who is happy to provide more details.

Closing Date: 23 November 2017
Interviews: 14 December 2017

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required.


Team Vicar (House for Duty)

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For the parish of Bledlow, Saunderton and Horsenden (Aylesbury Deanery)

Our parish is rural with three beautiful old churches and a community that includes commuters to London, only 40 minutes away by train from nearby Princes Risborough. The congregation covers a wide age range. Music forms an important part of our worship through an active choir that sings at least once a month.

We’re looking for a team vicar who will:

  • develop progressive and inclusive worship as well as holding traditional services
  • be creative in engaging younger families and children in regular worship with a view to their becoming active and long-standing members of the congregation
  • address the spiritual needs and development of all ages, in particular older children and young people
  • connect with those in the parish who aren’t currently involved in the church

The role comes with a modern, three-bedroom detached house with garden in Bledlow, a beautiful and lively village with an excellent pre-school and plenty of other social activities.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 

Interviews: TBC

Application Form     Guidance Notes     Bledlow Parish Profile/Person Specification/Role Description

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Parish Website:
Facebook page:

Further details and application also available from The Bishop of Buckingham’s office, Sheridan, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, HP16 9BG | Telephone:  01494 862173 | Email:

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required

House for Duty Team Minister

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The Schorne Team of Parishes in the Archdeaconry of Buckingham

is seeking a House for Duty Team Minister in either Anglican or Methodist orders based in North Marston to work flexibly with colleagues in the Team.

The New Team Vicar:

  • will be a team player who is able to demonstrate a good understanding of the particular needs and nuances of rural communities
  • will work for the equivalent of two days a week plus Sundays and will have pastoral responsibility for the two parishes of North Marston and Granborough
  • will enjoy being a member of a highly supportive lay and clergy team

In particular:

  • We enjoy strong lay leadership and need to grow more leaders to help turn our vision into reality
  • There is a full youth work programme ministering to over 70 children and young people in the two parishes
  • We also offer good pastoral care and look for guidance and leadership to develop this ministry

In addition we offer:

  • An excellent quality of life in rural Buckinghamshire
  • Two pro-active congregations, both with highly supportive Churchwardens, waiting to welcome, support and work alongside you
  • Clergy colleagues who enjoy working together and who are able to offer a variety of expertise

Closing Date:     23 October        

Interviews:         8 and 9 November

Parish Profile     Application Form     Guidance Notes     Recruitment Monitoring Form

The Bishop of Buckingham’s office, Sheridan, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, HP16 9BG Telephone:  01494 862173 | Email:

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required

New Communities Minster – Arborfield Green


We seek a Priest with a passion to lead our mission into the new Garden Village (3,500 homes) of Arborfield Green in East Berkshire. Read more

DAMASCUS Parish – Half Time Stipendiary Associate Priest

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To serve in the DAMASCUS Parish (Drayton, Appleford, Milton, Sutton Courtenay and Steventon) situated between Abingdon and Didcot.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively within five growing semi-rural villages, with five churches, as we begin life as a Single Parish?  We are seeking an individual with pioneering and pastoral heart, who is prepared to embrace change and work with us to fulfil our mission of “nurturing faith, bringing hope and sharing love”.

One Half-time Stipendiary Associate Priest (3 days plus Sundays)
Based in a modern family house in Steventon and sharing the ministry of the five villages with a focus on pioneering work in new housing developments.

We offer centralised administrative support; a committed laity and an active ministry team.

We would love to hear what skills and gifts you could offer for the post you feel called to, and look forward to applicants discussing our mission and vision priorities with us.

Informal visits welcome.

The Parish profile can be found here

Person Specification for the Half-Time Stipendiary Associate Priest (3 days plus Sundays) can be found here

The application form can be found here

Completed applications should be sent to: Tanis Brookes, PA to the Archdeacon of Dorchester, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF. Tel: 01865 208245. Email:

To arrange an informal visit, please contact The Rector: The Reverend Helen Kendrick, The Vicarage, 3 Tullis Close, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4BD.  Tel: 01235 848297.  Email:

DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required