Rector of Bethersden with High Halden & Woodchurch


Rector of Bethersden with High Halden & Woodchurch

In attractive rural Kent, the Benefice of Bethersden, High Halden and Woodchurch is looking to build for the future.

With strong teams of volunteers, collaboration with the neighbouring parishes of Biddenden and Smarden, and willingness to explore new ways of worship, we are looking for a Rector to work with us and explore the opportunities before us. Please click here for the parish profile.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an incumbent with strong interpersonal and pastoral skills, to lead and develop ministry in the churches and in the community. Our Benefice is looking to embrace and support a Rector who:

  • Is a leader and inspires others with their own love of God and will enrich the spiritual life of our churches.
  • Is a creative thinker and strategic planner who will further develop our churches’ community engagement and mission priorities.
  • Is a creative liturgist who will honour traditional services whilst helping us to explore new ways of worshipping across the Benefice.
  • Will embrace our communities and crucially be a visible presence in our villages and recognise and encourage the needs of the young.
  • Is interested in people and has experience motivating people in their gifts and ministries.
  • Is prepared to be ex-officio governor supporting our church schools.

Closing date: 12/06/2020

Interviews:  02/07/2020

Any queries to the Archdeacon of Ashford’s PA, Louise Mills: louise.mills@archdeacashford.org.

To apply for this position please click here.