Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Blakeney

VACANCY - APPOINTMENT OF THE NEXT 'PRIEST IN CHARGE' What YOU have told us you want and advert

Link to the advertisement 08/01/2021

PRIEST-in-CHARGE – The Benefice of Newnham with Awre and Blakeney – Diocese of Gloucester (

What Have you told us that you would like to see from our next Priest? 

Thank You for the ‘feedback we have received so far, it has been most interesting to read and a very worthy exercise. Obviously, we are not likely to get everything from the ‘wish-list’ but it definitely gives a basis to work from and greatly helps those who are involved in the decision making and appointment process, the representatives from your parish and community.

So far, you’ve told us you would like:

 A priest who will collaborate much more effectively.

 Work with families and young people

 Be Familiar with School and Parents

 Work well with our current ministry team

 Participate in Village activities

 Be known in the village

 Non-Political

 Be familiar to our care homes

 Maintain strong pastoral care, visiting at home

 Be aware of supporting our teenagers and their needs and not just Primary age

 Be approachable

 Be open and welcoming to diversity, be that other faiths or otherwise

 Care for others

 Make Church / Worship interesting

 Be seen to support Church activities

Please do continue to send your views, we value your opinions very much.

We will continue to keep you up-dated as to the progression of the vacancy