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‘Job Of The Week’ – But There Is A Catch

Published on: 14 Oct, 2012
Updated on: 14 Oct, 2012

How would you like to be respected member of the community in an affluent area within some idyllic countryside and historic building, three of which come with the job? Chucked in for good measure is a modest income and a good standard of accommodation in Compton.

“Show me the application form!” you might be saying. But there is a slight hitch… you need to get yourself ordained as a Church of England priest first, unless you are already one of course. Oh, and er, hurry up because applications close on November 1st.

The job in question is the ‘Priest in Charge for the United Benefice of Compton with Shackleford and Peper Harow’. The Bishop of Guildford is seeking to appoint someone tout de suite.

The position, described as  ‘The job of the week’ in The Church Times is advertised thus:

“We are looking for a Priest-in-Charge to join us in three beautiful rural churches of outstanding historical and architectural importance in the Surrey villages of Compton, Shackleford and Peper Harow

We are seeking a priest who:

  • Is a strong and inspiring spiritual leader able to share his or her faith in God.
  • Is a good communicator, compassionate and with a sense of humour.
  • Will lead a range of services from traditional to modern according to the needs of the congregation.
  • Will support and develop our work with young people and families.
  • Can work with us to provide pastoral care in the community.

Application forms and parish profiles are available from
The Archdeacons’ PA, Mrs Frances-Anne Cross
Telephone: 01483 790352

Closing date: Thursday 1st November
Interviews: 3rd & 4th December 2012

Applications subject to enhanced CRB check”

And if you do need any more encouragement below is a gallery of photos of the three churches: St Nicolas at Compton; St Nicolas at Peper Harow and St Mary’s at Shackleford. Good luck!

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