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Interim Priest in Charge, Daventry, Holy Cross

Daventry is a growing town of around 30,000 people in Northamptonshire – with easy links to London and Birmingham.  Under Regulation 29(7D) of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009 the Parish Church of Holy Cross is seeking an ‘Interim Priest in Charge’ for an initial period of three years to help equip the parishes for growth and effective mission. 

Over the next three years, we will continue to focus on:

  • being a visible presence in the town
  • growing the church family – making Holy Cross an open and welcoming church for all ages
  • celebrating our good links with the Daventry schools and developing them further
  • expanding Messy Church at the new Monksmoor School whilst engaging with opportunities on this new estate
  • exploring and encouraging the gifts of the whole church family
  • developing strong and viable financial foundations for mission and ministry
  • using the church buildings as a resource for the whole community
  • maintaining missionally creative local ecumenical links through Churches Together in Daventry


The Diocese will provide a support package for the new priest to ensure that the church is given the best opportunity to move forward.  This is a friendly church family with licensed lay ministers and a Children & Families Worker.  We are in changing times.  Daventry has been part of a Team Ministry but will now be a standalone church at the centre of this large town.

You may wish to contact the Archdeacon of Northampton for an initial conversation.

 Enhanced DBS Disclosure required


Applications by 9 September

Interviews 27 September


You can request an application form from The Archdeacon of Northampton's office (telephone: 01604 887074 / email


Letter of Welcome from Bishop Donald

Holy Cross Daventry Parish Profile