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

Priest-in-Charge - West Bergholt with Great Horkesley, Langham with Boxted, Wormingford and Mount Bures with Little Horkesley

Location: West Bergholt


An exciting opportunity for a creative missional leader to work with a wonderfully varied group of parishes

We seek a Priest in Charge with a heart for rural ministry to take up new role created by the combination of six rural parishes north of Colchester.

We are looking for a proactive and insightful leader who will prioritise:

  • inspiring others though the quality of their preaching and teaching
  • being a visible presence in the church and wider community
  • co-ordinating and supporting youth and families work across the six parishes
  • promoting and fostering lay ministry

We have a shared commitment to worship reverently, serve our communities and to reach out to families and young people with the gospel. 

We have a curate, ordinand, administrator and Families Worker as well as experienced and active lay people, including 5 Lay Readers/LLMs, and LLM in training, an Evangelist and an Evangelism Enabler.  Our active and committed PCCs handle all practical matters as well as keeping our finances in good order.

We are optimistic about our shared future.  Will you join us?

For an informal conversation please contact Ven Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester, on 01376 513130 or Revd Canon Paul Norrington, Area Dean of Colchester, on 01206 536478.

For an application form please click HERE or call the Archdeacon of Colchester’s office on 01376 513130.


Interviews: 19th July



Closing Date: 13th June 2021

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