Team Rector, Heavitree and St Mary Steps

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Team Rector, Heavitree and St Mary Steps

Closing date for applications: 22nd June 2021

Interview date: 13th July 2021

The Bishop of Exeter, Dean and Chapter, and the
Society for the Maintenance of the Faith, seek to appoint a Team Rector, Heavitree and St Mary Steps

An exciting opportunity for an experienced priest of the Anglo-Catholic tradition, with missionary zeal, to serve two diverse and well-established city parishes, in a stunning area of the westcountry.

We want to see parishes that are:
• confident in God’s grace working through the Sacraments;
• intentional in evangelism;
• serving the common good of the whole community.

We therefore seek a priest who:
• is generous and openhearted;
• is an excellent preacher, teacher, and person of prayer, committed to the centrality of the Eucharist;
• will develop a vision for the next phase of mission within the parishes;
• will work collaboratively with ordained and lay colleagues;
• is a pastor for the whole community;
• will engage with people of all ages, and especially in ministry to schools;
• is equipped to handle strategic and administrative challenges.

The PCCs have passed a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.

The Diocese is aware that those from black and minority ethnic groups are currently under-represented amongst its clergy and welcomes applications from these clergy, desiring to embody a more diverse ministry.

For a conversation about the post, please contact the Ven. Andrew Beane, on (01392) 425577 or email

The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please Note: While the rights of the Patrons in the Heavitree and St Mary Steps’ Parishes are currently restricted, and an initial appointment may therefore be made as Priest-in-Charge, it is the absolute intention of the Bishop, Patrons and Parish Reps that the successful candidate will be presented and instituted as Team Rector.