Team Vicar (Half-Time): Heart of Norfolk Benefice


Posted on: Thursday 19 October 2023 | The Heart of Norfolk Benefice

Foulsham, Norfolk

The Heart of Norfolk Benefice is looking for a Team Vicar (Half-Time)

The Heart of Norfolk benefice comprises 13 rural parishes nestled in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, 19 miles north west of Norwich.

They are looking for a Team Vicar who will have primary responsibility for the parishes of Foulsham, Guist, Stibbard, Wood Norton and Guestwick.

You will be living in the historic village of Foulsham, which is well served by local amenities, with a community primary school, shop, pub and many community groups and activities. The market towns of Fakenham (8 miles) and Holt( 10 miles) are nearby, and there is good access to the fine city of Norwich and stunning north Norfolk coast. You will be living one mile from The Marriotts Way footpath, bridlepath and cycle route ( 26 miles) which follows the route of a disused railway line between Aylsham and Norwich.

They are praying for a priest who will

  • Lead engaging and thoughtful worship for the community, using a variety of liturgy and a range of styles
  • Engage with the local communities in a visible, approachable and friendly manner
  • Work collaboratively with our Team Rector and ministry team
  • Nurture and discern gifts and vocations to ministry, identifying appropriate training and support
  • Support the priorities for Mission and Ministry identified in the Vision morning
  • Foster and encourage deeper relationships with our primary schools
  • Work to strengthen our identity as a benefice

Key characteristics of post-holder

  • An ordained priest in the Church of England, or a Church in communion with the Church of England
  • A passion for rural ministry
  • A collegiate heart
  • A team leader and team player
  • Enjoy living and working in the heart of the Norfolk countryside
  • A passion to see lives transformed by Christ

Closing date: 9:00 am Friday 10 November 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 5 December 2023

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact the Bishop and Archdeacon of Lynn’s office on 01362 709200 or through the Lynn PA, Mrs Ann Whittet on

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

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