Rector, Hermitage Team, Archdeaconry of Berkshire


We are the Hermitage Team of seven churches in West Berkshire.  We are looking for an innovative Team Rector to lead our dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive Ministry Team and our congregations forward as we grow together, evaluating our needs and attitudes to faith and mission for the 21st Century.

The Hermitage Team comprises parishes with a total population of almost 10,000 around junction 13 of the M4, where rural beauty blends with vibrant urban life and amenities, including business, leisure and excellent schooling.

We are seeking someone who will work collaboratively to help us develop our vision; to guide us gently forward while remaining faithful to prayerful worship.  Our new Team Rector will also take responsibility for two of our parishes and will take the lead in the selection of a new Team Vicar.

  •  Are you passionate about mission and able to help us form new connections with our communities?
  • Can you relate to a wide range of people from different backgrounds and generations?
  • Are you comfortable with a range of styles of worship and churchmanship between – and even within – congregations?

Then we’d love to hear from you!  If you’d like to know more or even come and have an informal chat and a look round, please contact us on 01635 201220.

Closing date:                  Monday 7th May 2018

Interviews:                    Monday 21st May 2018

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The Bishop of Reading’s office, Bishop’s House, Tidmarsh Lane, Tidmarsh, Reading, RG8 8HA
Telephone:  0118 9841216

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