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Team Vicar of Whissendine, Teigh, Ashwell and Market Overton within the Oakham Team Ministry

The Oakham Team serves the county town and nine surrounding villages in Rutland, England’s smallest yet a strategically located county, in easy reach of Peterborough, Leicester and Nottingham. 

The Bishop of Peterborough and the Team Rector of Oakham seek to appoint a priest who is committed to collaborative ministry, to offer pastoral care and missional leadership to four of the villages, whilst also playing a full part in the life of the team, which comprises three team clergy of incumbent status, two curates and nine lay ministers, supported by a number of retired and other clergy. 

Following the appointment of Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani (wife of the Team Rector) as Bishop of Loughborough, a vacancy will arise for the Team Rector’s post.  It is therefore likely that the successful candidate for the Team Vicar post will be asked to provide leadership of the team and supervision of the two curates from early in 2018 until a new Team Rector is appointed, and to share responsibilities appropriately thereafter.  We seek:

  • A skilled and approachable pastor with strong interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in people and village life, willing to be available to the whole community
  • An able preacher who can communicate the riches of the faith and be an enthusiastic enabler of growth
  • A priest with a flexible and creative approach to liturgy, comfortable with a range of styles including BCP, Common Worship and more informal services
  • A priest confident in working with children, young people and their families and able to build upon relationships with church school staff and pupils
  • Someone who both attends carefully to their own spiritual life and nurtures and encourages the ministry of others.


Enhanced DBS Disclosure required


Informal enquiries to: 
Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani (Team Rector)
01572 722108                                            

Application form from:
The Archdeacon of Oakham 
01733 887017                                                                  



Oakham Team Vicar Profile

Letter of Welcome from Bishop Donald