We are looking for a mission-minded traditional catholic priest who desires to be inspired and challenged to join this diverse and dynamic team. With a new Team Rector, and a newly-shaped diocesan vision this is an exciting opportunity to share in growing the mission of this benefice and diocese.
The benefice, formed of four parishes and five churches, serves a population of 21,000 and ranges in tradition from traditional catholic to broad centre. In addition to the Team Rector there are two Team Vicars, a Team Deacon, Readers, administrator and committed lay leaders. Within the team the Bishop of Gloucester has entrusted pastoral and sacramental oversight of All Saints parish to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.
Bishop Jonathan writes:
"Bishop Rachel and I are looking for mission-minded and experienced traditional catholic priests to apply for this potentially very rewarding assignment.
Yours would be a ministry focused largely in the community at the stunningly beautiful All Saint’s Pittville, in the heart of Cheltenham (of which I have oversight under the House of Bishops’ Declaration); and also on the many mission and ministry opportunities across North Cheltenham in partnership with the other clergy of the four-parish Team.
The benefice is very nearly the CofE in microcosm - diverse in its various parochial histories, serving communities in rural, urban, residential and commercial areas. Having just appointed a new Team Rector the whole team is looking forward to this appointment, and a future together where the catholic tradition is very much welcomed.
If you are interested and want to discuss any aspect of the profile, please ring my office on 0118 948 1038.
+ Jonathan Ebbsfleet
Application forms and information on the post can be downloaded from the Diocese of Gloucester's website: www.gloucester.anglican.org/2017/north-cheltenham-team-ministry-team-vicar/
Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 14 February 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Completed application forms should be sent to Kay Mundy, Secretary to the Archdeacon of Cheltenham at KMundy@glosdioc.org.uk