Team Vicar (0.5) at Terriers, High Wycombe

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High Wycombe, England

This is an ideal opportunity for a priest who is mission-focused and experienced in change management to help the church at Terriers to realise its vision to grow and thrive and to reach out to its community. Helping the church to identify missional opportunities and be ready to engage with them will be an important focus in the short term.

There will be both exciting opportunities and interesting challenges for whoever is appointed to this half-time post. Although initially an appointment as Priest in Charge, the new post-holder will become a half-time Team Vicar when Terriers becomes legally part of the High Wycombe Team.

We offer:

  • A supportive Parochial Church Council and paid administrative support.
  • Enthusiastic lay involvement in the life of the church.
  • A beautiful Grade II* listed church building designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
  • A diverse community close to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Excellent rail connections to London and Oxford and easy access to the M40.
  • Excellent local state and private schools.
  • A supportive team of ministerial colleagues in the High Wycombe Team Ministry.

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

We seek a Team Vicar who:

  • Has a heart for engagement with the people of the parish.
  • Is a good team leader and a good team member.
  • Is ready to join us in our challenge to strengthen the church and its mission in Terriers.
  • Is resourceful and energetic – ready to support our traditional style of worship and experiment with different styles.
  • Is gifted at developing vocations (ordained and lay).
  • Is willing to develop the gifts of the members of the congregation so that they are empowered to act both within the church and outside .
  • Is enthusiastic about our music-making, both traditional and more modern, using music to build confidence and welcome newcomers.
  • Is loving, compassionate and tactful.

For an informal conversation about this post please contact Revd Hugh Ellis (Team Rector, High Wycombe Team Ministry) on 01494 444883 or by email to
or for more Information about this role please see the full Parish Profile.

Closing Date: 24th February 2019
Interviews: 20th March 2019

Enhanced DBS required.

The Diocese of Oxford serves the mission of the Church in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The Diocese comprises more than 600 parishes, with over 800 churches, serving a diverse population of more than 2 million people located in all types of settings.