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Team Rector: Gayton, Grimston, Massingham and District Team Ministry

Posted on: Tuesday 16 April 2024 | Diocese of Norwich

North West Norfolk

Team Rector Vacancy

Do you have a heart for rural ministry, for living out the Christian life as part of the community and a commitment to equipping and encouraging vocations?

The post of Team Rector of Gayton, Grimston, Massingham and District is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to minister among small rural committed communities in a beautiful part of north-west Norfolk with easy access to the town of King’s Lynn and the glorious Norfolk coast.

Our churches are praying for a priest who will

  • lead us with vision as we seek to be outward facing and live out our calling to spread the good news of Jesus Christ
  • discern, equip and encourage vocations
  • encourage us to work across the benefice, while maintaining our individual identities
  • help us build on our relationships with our 5 village schools
  • develop a strategy for pastoral care
  • lead worship with flexibility, building on connections between the church and the agricultural year

Key characteristics of post holder:

  • an ordained priest in the Church of England, or a Church in communion with the Church of England with a desire to see lives transformed by Christ
  • personally rooted and confident in their love of God and God’s love for others
  • a love of rural communities
  • a team player with a collaborative approach to ministry
  • visible and approachable with good people skills
  • enthusiastic and organised
  • understands the importance of being visible across our communities

We offer a supportive congregations, a dedicated and hard-working ministry team and experienced and committed Churchwardens and PCCs. The Rectory is a comfortable and spacious home in the village of Grimston, surrounded by fields.

More information can be found in the profile and Diocesan notes.

You can also watch a video made by the benefice below:

Closing date: 9:00 am Wednesday 29 May 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 17 July 2024

How to apply

If you would like an informal conversation about this post, please be in touch with the Archdeacon of Lynn, The Ven. Catherine Dobson on 01362 709200 or email

Please submit your Application and Confidential Declaration Form by 9.00am on Wednesday 29th May (See Downloads) to Mrs Ann Whittet (PA to the Bishop of Lynn and Archdeacon of Lynn) by email to with a hard copy in the post to: The Bishop’s Office, Commercial Road, Dereham NR19 1AE

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