VICAR of Bisley, Chalford, France Lynch, Oakridge and Bussage with Eastcombe


The Bishop of Gloucester, The Lord Chancellor and The Archdeacon as patrons seek to appoint a collaborative priest and team leader to this friendly and community-minded benefice in the Cotswolds near Stroud. The benefice enjoys a range of worship styles, has a supportive and collegiate ministry team with a strong history of lay involvement and is committed to mission, service and care for one another.


The person appointed will:

  • Lead effectively, be open to ideas, encourage the gifts of all and share of themselves.
  • Bring Imagination and creativity, especially seeking further connection with children and families and enjoying the partnership with schools and local groups.
  • Build on our witness of Faith, be a person of prayer and spiritual depth.
  • Engage with people of all ages and stages of life and faith, helping these parishes share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all.
  • Live LIFE in all its fullness and long to see the life of the Kingdom come more fully in these communities.


There is a ministry team including a House for Duty priest, an Associate Priest, two Readers, local lay leaders and a number of retired clergy. These are lively communities with a growing sense of unity and this would be an exciting time to come and join in.

‘Here I am Lord, is it I Lord?


Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 6 November

Short listing: 16 November

Interviews: Tuesday 5 December

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.

Clergy Application Form – Bisley et al

Bishop’s letter draft

Roles and Responsibilities – Bisley Benefice

Bisley et al profile Final

Culture of Ministry

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