Stockbridge, Longstock and Leckford

in the TEST VALLEY BENEFICE.

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Parishes of Leckford, Longstock and Stockbridge are in vacancy.
Please contact churchwardens with any queries.
Dawn Williams.  Leckford 810724
Maddie Hedley. Longstock 810284
Geoff Cox. Stockbridge 810055
 (all with code 01264)
emails:
Leckford: dawney542@btinternet.com
Longstock:
mjh723@btinternet.com
Stockbridge:
geoff@medlarcottage70.plus.com
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St Mary's Church, Longstock



We have a vacancy for a Priest In Charge (Rector designate for Mid Test Benefice)

Romsey Deanery

Priest-in-Charge for the Benefice of Broughton with Bossington and Houghton and Mottisfont and The Test Valley Benefice; Rector Designate for the proposed Mid-Test Benefice

We are seeking an enthusiastic Priest who will

Lead us in developing fresh mission plans, valuing our strengths, seeking growth and serving the common good

  • Provide clear leadership and direction as we explore deeper benefice collaboration
  • Help us all to grow in love and knowledge of God

We offer

  • Our wholehearted commitment to reaching our communities
  • Well cared for churches in an outstandingly beautiful but accessible environment
  • A positive team, committed to restructuring life and administration to liberate your gifts and ours
  • A well-located 4 bed roomed detached rectory
  • A willingness to change and experiment with new ways of worship, learning and mission

For an informal conversation contact:

The Ven Dr Peter Rouch, Archdeacon of Bournemouth on 01962 710960

Closing date:   11 October 2018 at 12 noon

Interviews:      4 & 5 December 2018

Profile Here: https://stockbridge.2day.uk/section/TheBeneficeProfilefortheMid-TestBenefice

Application pack available at www.winchester.anglican.org

or from jane.hammond@winchester.anglican.org

 


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