Rector (House for Duty) – Ducklington with Hardwick Benefice


We wish to appoint a House for Duty Rector to the Ducklington with Hardwick benefice. We are an active single parish benefice situated in a semi-rural village, one mile south of Witney on the edge of the Cotswolds. We have good transport links to Oxford, 10 miles to the east.

We seek a House for Duty Rector for two days plus Sundays each week who is:

  • Kind, compassionate, a good listener and a spiritual guide.
  • Comfortable leading both traditional and contemporary styles of worship.
  • Motivated to help the congregation and community deepen their faith.
  • Willing to support and inspire us to attract families through interaction with the school and community, and to maintain our strong links with the village Primary School.
  • Able to focus on growing and developing a single benefice church with the support of a committed team of volunteers and LLMs.
  • Sympathetic to village life and the role of the church within it.

We can offer:

  • A very warm welcome and the hand of friendship.
  • A five-bedroom Rectory within walking distance of the church.
  • A committed and supportive lay team.


For an informal discussion, please contact the Archdeacon of Dorchester on 01865 208245 or email her at

The benefice Profile can be found here. To apply, please visit: and click on the Diocese of Oxford.

Closing date:      7th February 2022
Interviews:         1st March 2022


DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.