The Parishes of Avening and Cherington: House for Duty Priest in Charge

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek, seeks to appoint an imaginative, mission minded, house for duty priest to join our mission in the beautiful Cotswolds. In line with our diocesan vision process, centred around Jesus’ offer of ‘life to the full’ in John 10:10, we are looking to appoint ministers who will help us develop new and liberating models of leadership and ministry in these village settings.

The Parishes of Avening and Cherington:  House for Duty Priest in Charge

To minister in our two welcoming village communities a mile apart and set in a stunning location. Avening, the larger village (pop around 1200), includes many families and an excellent Primary School that we would love to engage with more fully. We offer a supportive team and a commitment to being ready to try new things to help our churches thrive at the heart of our communities.

If you are interested in either and have what it takes to help oversee ministry in these village communities, serving and working with others and developing lay ministry teams, we’d love to hear from you.

Full details of both posts and their respective parish contexts, together with an application form, can be provided below:


Roles and Responsibility

Archdeacon’s letter to candidates A and C May 2017

Parish Profiles for Avening & Cherington

Closing date for applications:      8 June 2017 at 9am

 Interviews:    Avening and Cherington Priest in Charge HfD:          29 June 2017

For an informal conversations please feel free to contact: The Archdeacon of Cheltenham, The Ven Phil Andrew on 01452 835594.

Completed applications should be sent to Kay Mundy, Secretary to The Archdeacon of Cheltenham, at


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