Priest in Charge

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rural Benefice in Somerset in the stunning landscape of the Mendip Hills. We are a Benefice comprising of three parishes each with its own unique character but we enjoy working and worshipping together.  Our Mission statement is “to share the unconditional love of God, to nurture the faith of believers, and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ”.

We are looking for a Priest in Charge who can:

  • Encourage and deepen our prayer life and strengthen the faith and fellowship within our congregations, for outreach in the power of God, to grow our churches.
  • Build on the existing strong links with our local church schools, increasing outreach to children, young people and families with the news of God’s love for them.
  • Further develop and widen the links with other members of our communities.
  • Demonstrate and share the relevance of the Christian faith in everyday life.
  • Expand on ways we can care for the environment through the Eco church initiative.
  • But most of all we are praying that our new priest will have “a passion for God and for God’s people”.       

This role offers:

  • Three welcoming and supportive congregations.
  • A strong and committed leadership team.
  • A chance to lead the Benefice in the next steps of our journey.
  • A 5-bedroom Rectory in Axbridge.

How to apply

For further details and an application pack please telephone The PA to the Archdeacon of Wells on

01749 685147 or email 

Notable dates

Closing date for applications: 5th January 2022

Visits and Interviews: 26th and 27th January 2022

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post


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