House for Duty Priest for All Saints Church, Tilford

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Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford

We are looking to appoint a new Resident Priest (two days plus Sundays) for All Saints Church, Tilford, Surrey within the United Benefice of The Bourne and Tilford. The thriving Ministry Team is led by the Rev’d John Morris (Vicar since 2017)

This position provides an exciting and potentially hugely fulfilling opportunity to live and work in an attractive village setting in west Surrey and to minister to a thriving community which has attracted many younger families in the last few years. All Saints Church has a dedicated if small regular congregation, a regular Sunday school, growing musical appreciation through its choir and with considerable potential to grow its outreach and mission to the wider community.

We are looking forward to working with our new priest who we hope will assist us in the following areas:

• Inspiring the congregation to engage with scripture, and develop our spirituality,

• Encouraging and resourcing new approaches and helping us to take risks,

• Nurturing the gifts of all people and involving them in the exercise of appropriate lay


  • A strong and inspirational communicator, able to engage with people of all ages.
  • Happy to lead worship in a relatively formal way but with scope for new ideas and practices.
  • Enthusiastic about young families and developing their involvement with the church community.
  • Keen to build existing ties with our church schools and to serve as a governor at All Saints school.
  • Willing to encourage the development of pastoral care and greater outreach in the community.
  • Happy to work both individually and as part of the wider benefice team.
  • Able to lead the PCC and lay support team,
  • Enjoy being part of and involved in village activities.

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Tilford is a rural community of about 600 souls located in the beautiful Surrey hills close to Farnham and Guildford with good access to London. The village is bisected by the river Wey and boasts one of the oldest cricket greens in the country at its heart, the bucolic location having featured in a number of television programmes and advertisements. The village has two excellent church schools (primary and junior) and an active and increasingly young community. All Saints’ Church is also home to the annual Tilford Bach Society festival which attracts musicians and singers of the highest quality from all over the world.