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University Chaplain, Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford Campus) and Priest in Charge of St John the Evangelist, Moulsham

Location: Chelmsford

The Diocese of Chelmsford in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University is seeking to appoint an ordained Anglican who will be:

a) A half-time Chaplain, to develop the work of the Chaplaincy on the Chelmsford Campus of Anglia Ruskin University and especially to build the ARU Chaplaincy Team in Chelmsford.  They will be a team-builder with a community brain, the heart of a companion and an ecological spirit, who will engage in this creative partnership witht he University as an institution, University staff, the interfaith Chaplaincy team, the Chaplaincy Council, and students.

b) A half-time Priest-in-Charge of St. John the Evangelist, Moulsham, a welcoming, hospitable, enthusiastic congregation that works hard to serve its community and its world, and to work in partnership with others; it is the first church in the diocese to gain a Gold Eco Church award.

Salary £28,232 per annum, housing will be provided for the better performance of duties for the Priest-in-Charge role.

For more information about this post, including a full job description and details of terms and conditions, please refer to the:

(when making an application, applicants need to consider all documentation in conjunction with one another)

Interviews will be held on Monday 14th November 2022

For an informal conversation about the vacancy, or for an application form, please contact The Ven Mike Power, Archdeacon of Southend, on 01268-779345 or by email to

Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2022

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