Full Time Interim Priest-in-Charge (Three years) The Lamp Group Benefice Oxford Diocese

Emberton | Oxford | Closing date: 18 March


The Lamp Group of parishes wish to appoint an Interim Priest-in-Charge to lead its four churches towards the proposed reorganisation of the Newport Deanery, preparing the benefice for its ministry and mission in the years to come.


We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a gifted and visionary team leader and team player, who can develop skills in others and delegate to laity where appropriate.

  • Exhibits a vibrant faith, with a longing to lead people to Christ and who upholds the importance of prayer and prayer ministry.

  • Will provide a theological lead and will help us to grow spiritually.

  • Has good people skills, and who enjoys communicating with Christians and non-Christians of all age-groups.

  • Has experience of rural ministry or is open to learning and embracing the unique requirements of diverse rural parishes.

What we can offer you:

  • An active and committed worship team and laity to support you in our three parishes.

  • Welcoming and caring churches established in their communities.

  • A beautiful rural area, yet close to the facilities of Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton.

  • A Benefice located centrally in the country, with good transport links to London, Oxford, and Birmingham.

  • A well-designed four bedroomed modern Rectory set in lovely countryside with recreational opportunities nearby.


Apply by clicking on 'apply for this job' button below or contact

The Archdeacon’s Office for an informal discussion
Tel: 01865 208266 | email heather.harris@oxford.anglican.org


Closing date: 18 March 2021
Interview: 29 April 2021

Opening date (Phased out): 
Friday, February 19, 2021