About Us

 Snitterfield is a large rural village near the town of Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.

The building of the church was begun towards the end of the 13th Century and continued for more than 150 years. The interior of the church was much changed by the Victorians in the mid 19th century.

The church has close associations with the family of William Shakespeare. His grandfather worshipped here and his father John baptised here. Richard Jago the poet became vicar here in 1754 and is buried under the centre aisle.

Following the resignation of our last Rector we are in an interregnum.

We are looking for the next incumbent of Arden Valley to be a Rural Pioneer who enjoys working collegially with clergy colleagues, and who will be both the incumbent rooted in the benefice, and also take a lead in enabling a particular aspect of mission across the wider deanery as well as in their own benefice. There is plenty of scope for the person appointed to offer an aspect of their ministry skill set which they particularly enjoy. This aspect of the role is outlined in the Deanery Prospectus. We trust that this added dimension will enrich ministry in the parish as well as benefitting the wider deanery.