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Assistant Priest (House for Duty) of The Uplands Group of Churches: Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe, Spratton and Thornby

These villages are set in the beautiful, rolling countryside to the northwest of Northampton. There are two large reservoirs and beautiful walks within the benefice. London and Birmingham are accessible on the train and the M1/M6/A14 road junction is within easy reach.

The focus of the Associate Priest will be in the areas of Pastoral Care and Discipleship. It is anticipated that the Associate Priest will work collaboratively with the Rector and the wider Ministry Team across the whole Uplands Group with particular responsibility for the villages of Cold Ashby, Thornby, Cottesbrooke and Hollowell.

If you have …

  • a heart for the Gospel

  • a passion for showing Christ’s love in our communities and a genuine concern for seeing the flourishing of others

  • a commitment to the encouragement and nurture of lay leadership

  • a desire to work collaboratively with a passionate and committed team of lay people and clergy

  • the ability to adapt to small rural communities

  • a creative passion for proclaiming the good news of our Lord afresh in our current situation

  • the resilience to keep finding God’s blessings even in challenging situations

… this could be the role for you.

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.


Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on Monday 11th January

Interviews date: Wednesday 27th January

You can request an application form from The Archdeacon of Northampton's office (email or call 01604 887074).


Letter of Welcome from Bishop Donald

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