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New Priest-in-charge needed for Salisbury St Martin’s (city centre, Diocese of Salisbury)

9th Sep 2014

Bishop Jonathan writes:


Following a long vacancy, this week and next week an advertisement appears in the church press for this important post, which now attracts a half-stipend.


The parish is the most ancient in Salisbury, close by the cathedral.  It is the home of a prayerful and very promising community and parish for the right priest.   The exquisite and newly refurbished ancient parish church, with good modern facilities, stands in the midst of a socially very diverse parish, including areas of significant deprivation and need.   The parish has long been affiliated to Forward in Faith, and looks to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet for episcopal and sacramental care. 


The task is two-fold: 


First, to build up the congregation who during the vacancy have already grown in trust and vision for the future


“We want a priest who will -

  • lead and share the witness and service of a dedicated and outward looking congregation
  • promote the traditional teaching,  faith and practice of the Church”


Second, to extend their witness and service more effectively into the community around, and the other parishes around. 


“… a priest who will -

  • seek to grow the parish as a full part of our Deanery and Diocese
  • reach out to young people and families through the schools and colleges in the Parish”


If you think you might be that priest – or you know that priest – please think seriously about the possibility.


+Jonathan Ebbsfleet

8 Sept 2014


Further details can be obtained from the Churchwardens:


Tel 01722 503123



Parish website


For parish profile and application form please apply to:


The Archdeacon of Sarum,

Ramsbury Office, Church House,

Crane Street,

Salisbury SP1 2QB


Tel: 01722 438662 


Diocesan Website:


Closing Date: 24 September 2014 

Interview Date:  15/16 October 2014

Enhanced DBS disclosure required.


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