Archdeacon of Malmesbury

    Diocesan vacancies
    Diocese of Bristol, 1500 Parkway North, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8YU
    0117 9060100
    18 Oct 2018, midnight
    13 Nov 2018

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    The Archdeacon of Malmesbury will bring passion, energy and focus as they work with an archdeaconry that includes every kind of ministry context.

    They will:

    • get alongside clergy and lay leaders to help them develop plans for mission and ensure they are put into practice;
    • build relationships with clergy that encourage their ministries to flourish;
    • look for and take fresh opportunities for growth across the archdeaconry.

    The archdeaconry, which spans north and east greater Bristol, the rural areas and towns of South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire, and Swindon, is full of variety and potential. Its two Mission Areas and the Resourcing church in Swindon are examples of the kind of pioneering mission that the Diocese is looking to extend.

    Following a review of senior staffing by the Bishop’s Council, the Archdeacon of Malmesbury will be the first of two archdeacons to be appointed by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull as she begins her ministry as Bishop of Bristol. They will have a particular responsibility for the use of church buildings for mission across the Diocese and bring their strategic and collaborative gifts to developing the next plan to further the Diocese’s Creating connections vision.

    We welcome applications from BAME candidates who are under represented on the senior team.

    Closing date: 18 October 2018
    Interviews: 13 and 14 November 2018