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Team Rector (Designate), the Benefice of Wisbech with Walsoken

The role of Team Rector (designate) in the Benefice of Wisbech with Walsoken is a significant post in a newly created team serving the port town of Wisbech at the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens.

This is a strategic post [legally Priest-in-Charge of the Benefices of Wisbech, St Peter and St Paul, with Wisbech, St Augustine, and Walsoken, All Saints], overseeing ministry and mission across 3 parishes that serve over 25,000 people. You will be responsible for leading the development of a new team, building a culture that connects the gospel with the lives of local people, energising church, growing younger and more diverse congregations. It is a big job, but you will not be alone.

In consultation with the PCCs, you will be able to appoint a Team Vicar (or similar) who will share the leadership with you and local SSM clergy, LLMs, churchwardens and other lay leaders. You will also have the support of a diocesan central team that is determined to help you succeed.

Are you

  • Inspirational, approachable and non-judgemental;
  • Outgoing with drive and a good communicator;
  • Able to relate warmly to all ages and work supportively and collaboratively with local Clergy and lay colleagues.

Could you

  • Re-energise us to look upwards and outwards;
  • Communicate the Christian message to all levels of society and be an advocate voice for the marginalised;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to support the range of theological traditions represented in Wisbech and Walsoken;
  • Be actively engaged in church and community life.

Do you have

  • Proven ability to lead and bring everyone with you, through forging strong partnerships.
  • Enthusiasm and energy;
  • Good pastoral skills and empathy with the disadvantaged;
  • Effective management and administration skills;
  • A well-developed sense of humour!

Further Information and Applications

  • Closing Date: 8 July 2024, 12 noon.
  • Interviews: 24 July 2024 (alternate dates may be available for those who can’t attend this date, likely to be between the 13 – 15 August).
  • Informal enquiries:  Ven Richard Harlow, Archdeacon of Huntingdon & Wisbech on Tel: 07415757527
  • Benefice Profile: download here
  • Application Form: download here
  • Please send completed Application Forms to


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Page last updated: Tuesday 11th June 2024 2:27 PM
First published on: 11th June 2024
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