House for Duty Associate Minister - West Downland Benefice

The people of West Downland Benefice seek a priest who will work with us to support the mission of every parish in our ‘family of churches’ and to explore new ways of blessing our communities. 

Our villages are set in beautiful rolling countryside with wonderful walking, cycling and riding routes on the doorstep, but are well connected by the A34 and M4 and train stations in Newbury and Hungerford. 

A recently purchased rectory in the desirable village of Great Shefford offers modern spacious accommodation and easy access to the River Lambourn, a site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area for wild birds.

We are looking for a priest with:

  • Energy and flexibility, equally at home with BCP and Café Church, who will help us to deepen our faith and enrich our prayer lives;
  • Drive and enthusiasm, looking to take the next steps in their ministry and engage with our friendly and supportive communities;
  • The ability to draw alongside others, identify opportunities for growth, and work collaboratively.


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Closing date: 6 November 2022

Interview date: 25 November 2022

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An enhanced DBS check is required.

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