Rector – Drybrook, Lydbrook and Ruardean

The Bishop of Gloucester and patron, the Crown seek to appoint a mission-minded priest to this welcoming and community-focussed benefice with active children and youth ministry, who would like to develop their unity, vision and mission as a benefice together, sharing resources and seeking to grow the kingdom of God.

The person appointed will:

  • Have a vision and passion for rural ministry and a pastoral heart
  • Be an effective team leader, encouraging the gifts of all
  • Be an excellent communicator and an able leader of change
  • Build on links with schools, continuing the growth and development of the children and youth work.

This is a benefice which is looking forward, excited for the future and wanting to develop their mission together. They offer their energy, support and prayers.

There are three churches, three PCCs, one Church school, and a variety of worship styles with ministry supported by one Reader, local active retired clergy, lay leaders and a part time youth worker.


The parish profile, application form and associated documents can be downloaded at

+Robert’s letter

Roles and Responsibilities – Brookdean Benefice

Clergy Application Form – Brookdean

Benefice Profile

Closing date for applications: 12 noon 15 May

Short listing: 22 May

Interviews:  Tuesday 6 June


For an informal conversation about this post please contact The Archdeacon of Gloucester, The Venerable Jackie Searle, Tel (01452) 835555 or 07913 944974 Email: to whom applications should be returned.


‘To share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ with people in and around Gloucestershire’

2 thoughts on “Rector – Drybrook, Lydbrook and Ruardean

  1. Can you send me the Parish Profile. It seems to be locked into something called ‘Drop Box’… previous one have required a request to the Comms Officer… Please let them be ‘simply’ downloadable…..

  2. Hi Tony, I’m sorry to see a few people are having issues with the Dropbox link – I’ve altered the file host now, so please do try the link again. From next week, large PDFs like this will be hosted on the Diocesan server so this problem will not recur.

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