The advert for the new Rector has been posted nationally both on the Church of England recruitment portal and imminently on the New Wine website. This will give the post wide coverage. The interviews will be held on 30th of July. You can see the advert by following this link:
What you can do....
This is a crucial stage and you can be involved by praying! Pray for those who God would call to serve in this benefice, that nothing would block their application and they would come through for interview.
Pray for those who will be on the interview panel that they would have wisdom and listen to the Spirit as to who God would appoint rather than who they think we might like.
This includes Bishop John, Sue Sheriff as acting Archdeacon, Chris Wilton as Area Dean, a representative from the Lord Chancellor who is our Patron, and a representative from each parish.
Pray for all those who are linked to the candidates, friends and family who will be impacted by any move should they be appointed.
And pray for us all in the benefice, those inside and out of the church, that we would all be open to who God sends and to the work they (the new incumbent and God), with our invovlement, feel the Spirit is leading us to.
These are exciting times, if you aren't already praying regularly for this then get started, lets make it part of our daily time with God.