Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Rector of the Hedinghams and Upper Colne Benefice

Location: rural North Essex

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Rector to lead a recently formed benefice in this historic and beautiful part of rural north Essex.       


The Benefice: The Hedinghams and Upper Colne Benefice is a group of seven churches in this rural area, comprising the parishes of Castle Hedingham, Sible Hedingham, Great Yeldham, Little Yeldham, Toppesfield, Stambourne and Tilbury juxta Clare.

Each parish has its own individual personality, challenges and opportunities, but we are united in our shared passion to harness the talents and resources available across the Benefice to turn challenges into opportunities to further God’s work in this part of the world.

The Team: The Ministry team currently consists of the Rector (vacant), one half-time Associate Priest, a self-supporting Priest and two Licensed Lay Ministers.  We are also blessed with support from active retired clergy. 


Our Parish Profile provides a richer insight to both us and this exciting opportunity, and can be downloaded using the link below

  "… so, is the light to your path leading you to us?"


There is a good four bedroom Rectory with garden, in the centre of the village of Castle Hedingham.          The village now has fibre broadband.


Interview date: To be confirmed

For an informal conversation about the post, or to request an application form, please contact the Archdeacon of Stansted, the Venerable Robin King.  To email him, click here

Closing Date: 8th April 2018

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