The Bishop of Gloucester seeks to appoint a collaborative and mission minded Vicar of the historic town of Cirencester, set in the beauty of the South Cotswolds.
With three churches within the town, including the ancient parish church of St John Baptist which lies at Cirencester’s heart, the Parish is served by an enthusiastic team of clergy (including a full time Associate Vicar) and lay leaders and is praying for a Vicar who will be an able and inspiring leader and a competent and experienced parish priest.
With the confidence to draw people together from different backgrounds and traditions and unite them in worship and mission, you will have the ability to help realise the very significant potential of this strategic parish. Comfortable in your own skin, you will be able to take into account a variety of views and discern, with others, the priorities for the churches as they seek to reach out to all ages with the good news of the gospel and seek to make Jesus’ offer of ‘life to the full’ (John 10:10) more fully known across the town.
Centred largely around a sacramental worship tradition, the Parish is open to developing new models of worship and outreach alongside traditional ones – including in conjunction with a fresh expression Bishop’s Mission Order within the town.
Cirencester is a rapidly growing market town, home to several excellent schools and the Royal Agricultural University, with first class amenities and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
For an informal discussion about the role contact the Archdeacon of Cheltenham, the Ven Phil Andrew on 01452 835594 or 07498 052045. Full details and an application form are below:
Closing date for applications: 21st March 2018, 9am
Interviews: 20th April 2018
Completed applications should be sent to Kay Mundy, Secretary to The Archdeacon of Cheltenham, at KMundy@glosdioc.org.uk