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

Team Rector in the Witham & Villages Team Ministry

We long to grow God’s Kingdom in our growing town and six villages, situated between Chelmsford and Colchester. 

We are looking for somebody to lead us, enable us and inspire us as our next Team Rector. 

  • Lead us as we seek God’s will and direction for our Team Ministry
  • Enable us to discern what the Church can offer our town and villages
  • Inspire us to be innovative and creative in how we grow our congregations

We have plenty of hopes for our future, not least focussing on our ministry to children, young people and families. 

We are realistic about the challenges ahead and we know that we need to accept change to grow. 

You will have day to day responsibility for St Nicolas’ Church, Witham (which is liberal catholic in tradition) and overall responsibility across the team (with village churches of a central tradition). 

Your colleagues will be a Team Vicar, two Associate Priests and one Curate (who has a pioneer ministry within the team) plus supportive and valued lay ministers (including several Authorised Local Preachers and two Funeral Ministers) as well as active retired clergy.


Closing date: 7th February 2021

Interview date: March 2021


Full details on or to email, please click here


For an informal conversation please contact:

Venerable Ruth Patten, Archdeacon of Colchester on 01376 513130 or Revd Simon Garwood, Acting Area Dean on 01376 573701

Closing Date: 7th February 2021

Further Details

Return to the vacancies listings

Other vacancies

Team Rector in the Wickford & Runwell Team Ministry

We are looking for a Team Rector for our growing commuter-belt market town, situated in South Essex between... Read More

Priest in Charge of Stanford-le-Hope St Margaret w Mucking

Are you committed to a ministry of evangelical Bible-based teaching and preaching? If so, can you encourage the... Read More

Rector - Black Notley, Great Notley LEP and Rayne

This is an exciting opportunity in North Essex to lead this diverse Benefice, incorporating two village churches together... Read More