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Team Rector, Shaftesbury

by Vicky James last modified 06 Oct, 2021 03:20 PM

We are seeking a Team Rector for the beautiful Dorset town of Shaftesbury and its surrounding villages. This is an exciting opportunity to look afresh at our vision for the future, to explore new ways of being church, to build on our potential to grow and better serve God in our communities.

The Diocese of Salisbury

 We are seeking a priest who:

  • has an understanding and passion for market town and rural ministry
  • is a people person with a gentle heart and a talent for listening – an ‘enabler of grace’
  • will work collaboratively with schools in the development of our community hub
  • is someone with courage and vision, comfortable working across all age groups
  • is realistic, pragmatic and creative about the post covid landscape

We offer:

  • friendly and supportive congregations
  • a partnership with the Board of Education in developing our community hub
  • support of a team vicar, lay colleagues, active retired clergy and a paid administrator
  • a modern six-bedroomed rectory

For full details of this vacancy, please visit

See below for Application Forms and benefice profile

Application Form 1 of 3

Application Form 2 of 3

Application Form 3 of 3

Benefice Profile

Application Forms are also obtainable from 

Closing date: 21st October
Visit and interview: 17th and 18th November

An enhanced DBS is required.


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