Bishop Jonathan writes:
Following a long vacancy, this week and next week an advertisement appears in the church press for this important post, which now attracts a half-stipend.
The parish is the most ancient in Salisbury, close by the cathedral. It is the home of a prayerful and very promising community and parish for the right priest. The exquisite and newly refurbished ancient parish church, with good modern facilities, stands in the midst of a socially very diverse parish, including areas of significant deprivation and need. The parish has long been affiliated to Forward in Faith, and looks to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet for episcopal and sacramental care.
The task is two-fold:
First, to build up the congregation who during the vacancy have already grown in trust and vision for the future
“We want a priest who will -
Second, to extend their witness and service more effectively into the community around, and the other parishes around.
“… a priest who will -
If you think you might be that priest – or you know that priest – please think seriously about the possibility.
8 Sept 2014
Further details can be obtained from the Churchwardens:
Tel 01722 503123
Parish website www.sarumstmartin.org.uk
For parish profile and application form please apply to:
The Archdeacon of Sarum,
Ramsbury Office, Church House,
Salisbury SP1 2QB
Tel: 01722 438662
Diocesan Website: www.salisbury.anglican.org
Closing Date: 24 September 2014
Interview Date: 15/16 October 2014
Enhanced DBS disclosure required.