Vacancy: Priest in Charge (Rector-designate)

Posted on Monday 14 August 2017
The Abingtons, Balsham, Hildersham, Weston Colville, West Wickham, West Wratting (to be the Granta Vale Group)

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Cambridge our seven churches (6 parishes) are praying for a priest who will help us to deepen spiritually, grow numerically and engage widely, and who will enjoy being part of a supportive and varied group of churches.

We offer:

  • A good, modern, five-bedroom vicarage.

  • A determination to be an outward-facing Christian presence.

  • A committed clergy and lay ministry team, and a Parish Nurse.

  • An opportunity to appoint a new House-for-Duty colleague.

  • Administrative support. 

We seek someone who will:

  • Encourage variety in worship and approaches to Christian spirituality.

  • Inspire and motivate existing congregations.

  • Discern and develop lay ministries.

  • Share with us the opportunity to be a visible presence in our communities.

  • Live and lead by the fruit of the Spirit.

Please write or email for an application form and parish profiles to: The Archdeacon of Cambridge, The Diocesan Office, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX /

Closing date for applications: Friday 10 November

Interviews on: Friday 8 December


The Diocese of Ely is committed to safer recruitment practices for people working or volunteering with children and adults and therefore this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).