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Interim Incumbent of the Knightley Benefice

The five parishes of the Knightley Benefice are in a rural area of significant natural beauty in Northamptonshire, near to the Warwickshire border.  The landscape includes open farmland and ancient woodland with the source of the river Nene nearby.  The area is popular with walkers, with two long-distance footpaths dating from Saxon times.  The five villages have a combined population of just over 1,650 people with Primary Schools at Newnham and Badby.  The nearest town is Daventry and the Benefice lies between the M1, the A5 and the M40, with nearby railway stations at Long Buckby, Rugby, Northampton and Banbury.

This is an exciting Interim appointment – initially for three years but with the opportunity for the post to become permanent.  The parishes and the Diocese will work closely together with the new Interim Incumbent to encourage positive progress across the Benefice.  We are all keen to build strong foundations for future ministry in the Knightley Benefice.

We are looking for an incumbent who will:

  • ensure that our churches are open places of welcome for every age
  • help us to grow – numerically and in discipleship
  • provide leadership, teaching and pastoral care
  • understand and enjoy the challenges and opportunities of rural ministry
  • continue to form good relationships with our two schools
  • build on the different strengths that exist in the Benefice

Thank you for considering this possible call for your ministry; please be sure of our prayers as you consider whether it is the right next step for you.

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.

 

Applications by noon 19 February 2020

Interviews 6 March 2020

 

You can request an application form from The Archdeacon of Northampton's office (telephone: 01604 887074 / email secretary.northampton@peterborough-diocese.org.uk).


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