The vacancy for a new Rector for The Parish of Wyke Regis, All Saints with St Edmond is currently being advertised in the Church Times and on the Salisbury Diocese website. The parish has put together a profile which has now published and can be downloaded on this page.
For a confidential conversation with a parish representative, contact PCC Vice Chair and Churchwarden, Gary Hepburn on 01305 778169 or
The Bishop of Sherborne comments “This post offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to bring their own skills and gifts to a varied, developing and welcoming benefice, where each of the two churches has its own unique ministry and where there are great opportunities to develop mission and outreach.
The benefice offers much for those who enjoy being near the coast. There is plenty to do for all the family. Further afield is Dorchester, Bridport, and the Jurassic Coast and in the other direction Purbeck. Road links between Weymouth and Dorset and the West Country are relatively good . Weymouth station provides regular trains to London and the south coast.
We are looking for an experienced priest with the energy to build on all that is already happening, and who can see the huge potential to work with others to make a difference. Ministry in Dorset is rewarding and enjoyable. In recent years significant changes have been made in the way clergy are supported and encouraged, leading to a greater sense of collegiality.”
The parish comments as follows:
“We are looking for a practical, prayerful Rector who:
- is inclusive in their ministry in the widest sense of interpretation.
- can preach and teach Christian doctrine and ethics in a way that is accessible and understandable, interpreting them in the light of the contemporary world.
- is willing to work with both churches and the wider community with a welcoming, friendly and inclusive and friendly approach
- is willing to build on the strong community foundations and develop these further.
- Will enjoy community involvement and is seen in our part of town
- has the confidence to sustain and ‘grow’ our enthusiasm for Sunday worship, deepening our life of prayer and engagement of all ages in it.
- affirms the ministry of the laity with Lay Pastoral Assistant training and thereby enhance and broaden the gifts and ministries of the congregation
The parish has for a long time appreciated and recognised the ministry of women and has rejoiced over the years as women have been ordained deacons, priests and bishops. This is something we wish to continue to celebrate.
We will pray for you (and your family), support your ministry and your training, help you with getting settled in to the parish and community and expect you to have a day off!
The Profile can be viewed here