House for Duty Priest in The Ray Valley Benefice


The congregations of our 8 rural parishes are looking to welcome a priest to their ministry team.
They are looking for someone who will:
• Work Sundays and 2 days a week across the benefice
• Develop existing ministries whilst exploring new opportunities
• Embrace and serve small communities – both the young and the old
• Work as part of a team, serving God and encouraging spiritual growth
• Pray for and with those in our parishes
• Excite, revitalise and inspire us
• Cope with the Rector’s humour

They are hoping to see that priest:
• Develop a fulfilling ministry
• Receive as well as give
• Enjoy a home in the heart of the country
• Feel valued, supported, welcomed and nurtured
• Take advantage of what is on offer locally, both rurally and in local Bicester and Oxford
• Benefit from the support of the existing team and parishioners
• Be encouraged to continue their own walk with God

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Applications to be returned to: The Bishop of Dorchester, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF; telephone: 01865 208218; email:

For an informal conversation or visit please contact the Rector, Revd Steve Hayes:
01869 247813 or

DBS enhanced disclosure is required
Closing Date for Applications: July 15th; Interview date July 26th