St. John the Baptist Churches, Bishops Tawton and Newport, Barnstaple are looking for a PRIEST-IN-CHARGE


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St. John the Baptist Churches, Bishops Tawton and Newport, Barnstaple are looking for a PRIEST-IN-CHARGE

Closing date for applications: 11th July 2021

Interview date: 27th & 28th July 2021


Are you the right fit for us?

St. John the Baptist Churches, Bishops Tawton and Newport, Barnstaple

are looking for a PRIEST-IN-CHARGE

  • to provide the route map for the pastoral ministry and
    outreach of the two churches in a spiritual and prayerful style
  • to be a visible presence in our communities
  • to focus on our opportunities to work with families and young people across the two parishes
  • with good interpersonal and communication skills and a collaborative approach to improve our connections with different age groups
  • who is an engaging preacher and worship leader, with the vision to adapt our present service pattern to meet future needs

If you like sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and market towns and have a quirky sense of humour, you could complete our picture.

We offer enthusiastic and dedicated PCCs with a joint ministry team, a 4-bedroom vicarage with nearby schools, a warm welcome and plenty of cake!

For an informal discussion contact the Acting Archdeacon of Barnstaple –

The Revd Preb Giles King-Smith

Tel 01271 375475 Εmail

Closing date: 11th July 2021

Interview: 27th & 28th July 2021

Clear Enhanced DBS check required

We aim to be a diverse and truly representative diocese, and particularly welcome applications from women and those from black and minority ethnic groups.