VICAR of Parkend and Viney Hill (0.66) and ASSOCIATE DDO and VOCATIONS ADVISOR (0.33)

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Patron and the Diocesan Director of Mission and Ministry seek to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic priest to this new and exciting full time post combining parish ministry with the role of Associate DDO and Vocations Advisor. Parkend and Viney Hill are one parish (2 churches) in the beautiful Forest of Dean, with experienced lay leaders and a great sense of team, excellent local partnerships and a vision for sharing the love and good news of Jesus Christ. The diocesan role forms part of the Mission and Ministry team and the person appointed will share in discernment conversations and processes along with others in the team. The time commitment is expected to be 2/3 parish, 1/3 diocesan role.

To this end we are looking for someone who:

  • Will enjoy the mix of parish ministry and vocations work and be energised by the combination
  • Is committed to working with local schools and will build on excellent existing relationships
  • Is excited by the diocesan LIFE vision and would love to join in
  • Has gifts in leadership, pastoral care, discernment and community engagement
  • Is a strong preacher and communicator, able to inspire faith and discipleship
  • Is open, friendly, prayerful and encouraging


Parish Profile – Parkend and Viney Hill

Bishop’s Rachel’s letter

Deanery letter – Forest South

Roles and Responsibilities – Parkend and Viney Hill

Clergy Application Form – Parkend and Viney Hill

Culture of Ministry


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8 May

Short listing: w/c 14 May

Interviews: Tuesday 5 June

For an informal conversation about this post please contact: The Director of Mission and Ministry, the Revd Canon Dr Andrew Braddock, 01452 835549, or the Area Dean for Forest South, the Revd Chris Maclay 01594 368558

Completed applications should be sent to Alison Vlach, PA to the Archdeacon of Gloucester, at






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