The Archdeacon of Buckingham is seeking a gifted Interim Minister to lead these parishes through a process of pastoral organisation over the next 3 years.
This is an important stage in the life of the benefice of Ellesborough, The Kimbles and Stoke Mandeville. A number of significant challenges and opportunities have coincided, indicating that this is a Kairos moment which the benefice hopes to explore and embrace. The significant financial difficulties in two of the parishes and the differing missional needs within the benefice have been discussed in detail, with support from the deanery and diocese. The churches are now in a position to begin working towards a sustainable and mission-focussed future.
Following the unanimous decision of all three PCCs to suspend the benefice, the churches now wish to work towards a future which is financially sustainable around two distinct centres of ministry and mission:
Ellesborough and The Kimbles
The rural context of these villages with a reordered church building at Great Kimble and strong links with the local school. They wish to explore opportunities joining a larger, neighbouring benefice for long-term sustainable oversight and collaborative ministry.
This larger community on the edge of Aylesbury will see large new housing development to fill the space between the village and the expanding town of Aylesbury. They wish to explore opportunities joining a larger, neighbouring benefice for long-term sustainable oversight and collaborative ministry.
The Archdeacon of Buckingham is seeking a gifted Interim Minister to lead the parishes over the next 3 years. Working alongside a part-time locally-funded associate priest, to be appointed after the Interim Minister is in post, and a committed LLM, the appointee will lead the three parishes through a process of change in preparation for a sustainable future where each parish can thrive and fulfil its full missional potential.
This will include:
For more information about the role and our Parish please download the Statement of Needs and Traditions document below.
The Ideal Candidate will be able to:
The role will need a priest who:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Closing date for applications: Midnight on Thursday 20 June 2019
Interviews: Monday 22 July 2019
Enhanced DBS Disclosure required