Here you can find information about our current vacancy, along with the parish profile and accompanying video at the bottom of the page.

 Incumbent (0.5) of Bury, Coldwaltham, Hardham and Houghton

This Benefice is situated in a vibrant, inclusive, semi-rural community within the Deanery of Petworth. The Patrons and the Bishop of Chichester seek to appoint an Incumbent (half-stipend) who will offer a dynamic evangelistic, pastoral and liturgical ministry, as we seek to know, love and follow Jesus.

We are praying for a priest who will:

  • bring renewed energy, optimism and forward thinking to this beautiful Parish in the heart of West Sussex
  • celebrate the broad, diverse and generous culture across the Benefice
  • serve with joy and warmth in their pastoral ministry, sustained by their own deep faith in Christ and with confidence in liturgical and eucharistic worship
  • support and develop our existing relationship with our Church of England, and other, schools
  • be a visionary priest who is gifted in collaborative leadership
  • be a gifted communicator of God’s grace

We offer:

  • a generous and hospitable church family with a keenness to reach out in love and service to the wider community
  • Church of England Schools
  • Committed volunteers and administrative support
  • Beautiful and historic churches
  • A spacious vicarage in the beautiful village of Bury
  • A collaborative Deanery within the Diocese of Chichester, where our vision is ‘to know, love and follow Jesus.’

Application Form and Parish Profile available from:

Imogen Robins

Closing date: 12.00 noon, 7th June 2024

Shortlisting date:  10th June 2024

Interview date: 8th July 2024

An Enhanced Level DBS check will be required for this post.

Parish Profile:

Click here to download the Parish Profile.

Accompanying Video: