Rector of the Icknield Way Villages

Closing date: 18 June 2023
Contact: The Archdeacon of Stansted
Location: The Parish of the Icknield Way Villages

We prayerfully seek someone to actively develop the mission and ministry of our united, rural single-parish. We pray our new minister will be a warm hearted, Gospel-led, collaborative leader blessed with:

ENERGY: a spirit-led, inspiring presence; growing our community, using imaginative, collaborative, open communication skills, enjoying varied styles of worship, passionate to demonstrate the relevance of God’s word today

ENTHUSIASM: with a discerning heart for mission for all; a visible member of our community, developing relationships, building on our strong links with our church school and families, rekindling our work with youngsters, developing Lay gifts

EMPATHY: kind, compassionate and approachable, in step with our established evangelical heritage. Able to inspire and relate to all, develop our focus on warmly welcoming all; rebuilding our youth and children’s work, prayerful and servant hearted; sharing the love of Christ through insightful Gospel teaching and nurturing

As a single parish we offer you the opportunity to focus on your core vocation: priest, leader and shepherd

  • an attractive, hospitable rural parish near charming Saffron Walden and Cambridge
  • supportive, warm congregations (traditional/contemporary) open to change
  • Authorised Local Preacher, worship & pastoral teams keen to build up church life
  • effective DCCs responsible for building fabric
  • supportive, friendly PCC
  • music: two contemporary worship groups and a growing choir for special events
  • a modern four-bedroom Rectory central to the Parish
  • administrative support office. Youth worker fund
  • good relationship with local church school
  • a range of accessible primary and secondary schools
  • frequent train services to London from Audley End and Royston

Would you relish the opportunity to build the kingdom here, in the Icknield Way Parish?  Please do take a look at our Parish Profile by clicking on the red button below.

If you feel inspired, we would love to hear from you!   You may be assured of our prayers as you seek to discern whether this is the right step for you...

Please contact Jon Wayper (parish warden) 01799 732045 or by email.
Andrea Quigley (parish administrator) 01763 837272 or by email

For an informal chat about the post, and for an Application Form, please contact Robin King, Archdeacon of Stansted.  To email him click here

Closing date is 6pm on 18 June 2023
Interviews will be held on 3 July 2023

View the Parish Profile