Associate Priest (Sundays plus 2 days)

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Wendover, Aylesbury, Bucks
0.5 Stipend Stipend (incl. Pension & NI contributions)

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Priest working alongside the Incumbent and Lay Leadership Team in the Wendover Benefice. This is a part-time role with funding secured initially for three years. This part-time role attracts a 0.5 stipend. There is no house or housing allowance with this role.

We are a lively parish led by our vicar and supported by a strong lay leadership team. To fulfill the 5 year Mission Action Plan (MAP) which we launched in September, we are now looking for an associate priest to help us develop both our outreach and service across the 3 key areas we wish to develop further:-

  • Pastoral ministry
  • Children, Young People & Families
  • Community In & Out

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of an active ministry team that works collaboratively to support the ministry and mission for our parish
  • A new Mission Action Plan which you can be part of developing
  • A welcoming and energetic congregation with substantial lay involvement
  • Time to study, pray and attend retreats
  • Fully paid expenses of the role

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can commit to offering ministry for 3 days each week (including Sunday)
  • Can demonstrate significant experience in one or more of the 3 key areas outlined above.
  • Will work actively and collaboratively with our vicar and lay leadership team to enable our Mission Action Plan and share who Jesus is with our community
  • Will be an inspirational preacher and teacher who will help guide us on our Christian journey
  • Is prayerful, embodies the spirit of Christ and will care for and support all members of our Church family
  • Is comfortable with both contemporary and traditional forms of worship

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Part-time role (Sundays plus 2 days) / 0.5 Stipend (incl Pension and NI Contributions). There is no house or housing allowance with this role.

Wendover (population c. 8,000) is a semi-rural small town in the Chilterns on the commuter line into London Marylebone. Halton is an adjacent parish with recent and future housing development and an RAF training base. The two churches have long shared an incumbent vicar.

  • St Mary’s benefits from a recent £0.9m refurbishment.
  • Strong links exist with local schools, community groups and other Wendover churches.
  • St Mary’s volunteers run a Fairtrade shop on Wendover High Street called Just which also houses the parish office..


Informal conversations are very welcome. Please contact the Vicar, Reverend Sally Moring – Tel: 01296 696136 or Email:

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required

Closing date: 21st February 2019

Interview date: 18th March 2019