Vicar – Benefice of Highbridge

Highbridge is a single church parish; a small but growing town close to the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea and on the edge of the unique Somerset Levels, and with excellent road and rail links.

We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive church with a real desire to reach out to, and serve, our community.

We are offering…

  • A loyal group of Lay people who offer their time and abilities willingly
  • A part time Parish Administrative Assistant
  • The challenges and rewards of working in an industrial semi-urban town close to the countryside
  • A role as ‘Deanery Champion’ developing and leading on innovative responses to social deprivation and creating learning for colleagues and parishes.

We seek a Vicar who will…

  • Be a visible presence able to engage with the local community and be a link with the agencies that operate in the town, living the gospel story in word and action
  • Help us to develop mission initiatives in an area where there are many needs
  • Communicate the gospel to all ages and abilities; exploring various forms of worship
  • Build on our school links; engaging with and nurturing children in the faith
  • Be a compassionate and supportive spiritual leader encouraging and developing our gifts and helping us to care for each other and for those in our community.

    Closing date for applications: 16 April 2020
    Interviews: 12/13 May 2020
    Application pack available from the PA to the Archdeacon of Wells

    Telephone: 01749 685147  Email:

    An enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

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