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Incumbent for the United Benefice of Great Torrington

17th Jul 2015

The Bishop of Exeter and Christ Church, Oxford

wish to appoint an Incumbent for

The United Benefice of Great Torrington

comprised of Great Torrington, Little Torrington with Taddiport and Frithelstock


A traditionalist priest is sought who will respect the different theological positions of these parishes, value the variety of their worship traditions, and root himself deeply in local community life.


Great Torrington PCC has passed resolutions in accordance with the House of Bishops' Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.


The Bishop of Ebbsfleet writes:

"The four congregations that make up the 'mission community' focused on Great Torrington have a wonderful opportunity! - to share the joy and truth of Jesus Christ and his Church in a whole market-town environment, to nurture an inclusive and resourced parish community, and to be a lively centre of catholic worship, learning and mission for North Devon.  It is a precious part of the Exeter Diocese as well as of the Ebbsfleet family of parishes.  The community at large is very mixed and has its share of deprivation and social challenge: the church community itself has been through a period of turbulence, needs to regain its confidence, and wants to grow in faith.  For the right priest this assignment offers a rewarding, wide-ranging and stimulating place to serve and minister.  Are you - or do you know - the priest who can rise to this opportunity: if so the Bishop of Exeter and I hope that you will apply."


Closing Date: 27th July 2015

Interviews: 11th and 12th August 2014


An application pack is available from:

The Archdeacon of Barnstaple, Stage Cross, Sanders Lane, Bishops Tawton, Devon, EX32 0BE

Tel: 01271 375 475




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