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Rector of Yare Valley Churches

Posted on: Thursday 1 February 2024

Brundall, Norfolk

Yare Valley Churches are looking for a new Rector.

Position description

  • Broadly evangelical and welcoming to all
  • Committed to mission through developing strong relationships with the community
  • Supportive lay leadership in the Parish and a well-resourced team
  • Semi-rural location close to the city of Norwich on the edge of the Norfolk Broads

We are a parish of three churches in two busy semi-rural communities close to the city of Norwich and on the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Broadly evangelical in outlook we worship in a variety of mutually supportive congregations across the parish and see building relationships with each other and within our communities as the basis for service and for mission. A commitment to collaborative ways of working and an ability to lead the team, prayerfully, pastorally and prophetically, are key requirements for the next incumbent.

If you feel that God might be calling you to be our new Rector we would love to hear from you, and we hope that our parish profile will help you discern whether God is calling you to this place by giving you a sense of who we are at Yare Valley Churches and what we hope to be.  For our part, we are prayerfully seeking a new incumbent as the next chapter opens for our parish and community.

We are looking for someone

  • To be a good shepherd to all God’s people in our parish, leading us to meet the pastoral needs of our community.
  • Who is an inspirational, prayerful, and compassionate disciple of Christ, open to the Holy Spirit.
  • Who is excited by the opportunities and challenges of leading the Yare Valley Churches.
  • With an appetite to lead different styles of worship.
  • Who is community minded and will work to develop relationships throughout the local area.
  • Someone who is approachable, a good listener, and able to communicate well with people of all ages
  • Someone who can delegate and share responsibilities and to lead, encourage and build the staff and ministry teams

Closing date: 12:00 pm Thursday 29 February 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 20 March 2024

How to apply

Any priest wanting an informal discussion before deciding whether to apply is welcome to be in touch by telephone or e-mail 01603 528010 or bishop.thetford@dioceseofnorwich.org

To apply, please complete the downloadable application form and confidential declaration form at the bottom of the advert and return to Graham Cossey, Baysfield House, Silfield Road, Silfield Road, Silfield, Wymondham NR18 9NW/ graham.cossey@dioceseofnorwich.org.

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