Rector of the Hethersett Benefice


Posted on: Wednesday 25 October 2023


Hethersett Benefice is looking for a Rector.

  • A collaborative Benefice of three proactive churches situated close to Norwich with easy access to the A11.
  • A Benefice providing a broad range of worship options to achieve our vision in ‘making Jesus known’ in our community.
  • Many opportunities for the right person to transform the spiritual landscape in the rapidly expanding communities in Hethersett and the Meltons.

What’s on offer:

  • A three-church benefice which wants to work collaboratively to achieve the vision for mission.
  • 3 active PCCs with 2 church wardens each, who understand the need for enthusiasm and creativity to reach the community.
  • A Benefice Standing Committee compromising 2 elected members from each PCC which now wants to support the well-being of the new incumbent.
  • Strong relationships with local schools, preschools and nurseries.
  • A five-bedroom rectory on a private road, located opposite St Remigius and well linked to Norwich centre.
  • Talented members of the congregation including choir leaders, gifted organists, skilled musicians, superb cooks, fantastic flower arrangers, experienced bell ringers and many more.

Someone who can:

  • Offer collaborative, sensitive leadership. A team builder who rejoices in encouraging, enabling and releasing the gifts of others and supporting them in their calling.
  • Accept, love and value the existing congregation whilst supporting, nurturing and enabling the introduction of new ideas.
  • Be a recognised, approachable figure-head and reach out to the corners of our community, loving people and being a bridge to Jesus.

Closing date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 12 December 2023

How to apply

Any priest wanting an informal discussion before deciding whether to apply is welcome to be in touch by e-mail with me ( or with the Bishop of Thetford (

An application can be made through Diocese of Norwich Jobs | Pathways (

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