DAMASCUS Parish – Two Vacancies

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One Parish – Two Vacancies
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 two individuals with pioneering and pastoral hearts, who are 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.

One Part-time House for Duty Associate Priest (2 days plus Sundays)
Based in a modern family house in Drayton and sharing the ministry of the five villages.

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

Person Specification for the Part-Time House for Duty Priest (2 days plus Sundays) 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: tanis.brookes@oxford.anglican.org.

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: rector@damascusparish.org.uk

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