House for Duty Incumbent – The Tew Benefice

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Located in Rural North Oxfordshire

Are you called to provide Spiritual Leadership and Inspiration within our Church community and beyond? Comprising three country Parishes in one Benefice, our Prayer is to appoint an incumbent to this unusual part-time post who will be an active pastor willing to engage locally with individuals, community life, and the school. There is a strong theme of traditional worship in these parishes but also a desire to encourage others to discover its beauty and spiritual depth for themselves.

Your Ministry will have the full support and love from parishioners drawn from the local villages, with St Michaels attracting worshippers from a wider radius because of its more traditional Liturgy with a special emphasis on musical participation and the participation of children in Sunday worship.

We are looking for an active pastor who is:
• Able to offer pastoral guidance, whom parishioners can respect spiritually, intellectually and personally.
• Passionate about sustaining the traditions of worship whilst attracting larger congregations.
• Able to undertake domiciliary pastoral visits for the elderly and infirm residents of the parishes.
• Happy to offer support for the children in the congregations and collaboration with the Head Teacher of Great Tew Primary School.
• Able to engage with the changing nature of rural communities

The Tews in North Oxfordshire are a very special place. Our incumbent will be provided with a handsome mainly C18th listed Vicarage of large & elegant proportions with a large garden, owned and maintained by The Great Tew Charity Estate. There is a good local primary school and other amenities.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Archdeacon of Dorchester on 01865 208245 or email her at archdeacon.dorchester@oxford.anglican.org.

Click here for the benefice profile, and to apply, please visit: https://pathways.churchofengland.org and click on the Diocese of Oxford.

Closing date: 6th December 2020
Interviews: 6th January 2021

DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.