Vicar of Adderbury with Milton (a Single-Parish Benefice)

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The parish of Adderbury with Milton, situated near Banbury in picturesque North Oxfordshire, is seeking a new vicar.
St Mary’s and its daughter church, St John the Evangelist, are looking for a warm and inspirational communicator who will guide us and help us grow. To achieve this we recognise the need for openness to new and different ways of worship, alongside a commitment to those who prefer traditional liturgy – a challenging but exciting task.
Are you someone who can
• Engage with people of all ages to help us bring the church into the heart of our two communities?
• Use your expertise and creativity to nurture the Christian development of children and families?
• Provide pastoral care with compassion and sensitivity?
• Be an example of collaborative leadership, encouraging others to develop their gifts and contribute to our church life?
• Demonstrate the vision and energy to lead us into a greater understanding of God’s message?

We are a welcoming and enthusiastic community keen to celebrate our diverse interests -Morris dancing to Pilates in the pub- and we want our new vicar to be happy and able to thrive here. We will care for their wellbeing by supporting them to achieve a positive work/life balance by respecting their need for private and family time.
In support of our new vicar this post offers:
• an efficient and friendly Parish Office and PCC, happy to help with day-to-day practicalities, as well as being keen to work collaboratively towards realising aspirations for mission and development within the parish
• a light and spacious five-bedroom vicarage in the heart of Adderbury
• excellent local amenities, including good schools, and easy travel links to Oxford, London and Birmingham.

If this speaks to you, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information, please see the Parish Profile.

To apply, please send your completed Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Form to: The Archdeacon of Dorchester, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF, telephone: 01865 208245. email:

DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required.

Closing date: 21st March 2019
Interview date: 29th April 2019