Information on the Interregnum and our search for a new Rector...
General information re the Interregnum - updated
What happens now we have no rector?
Under the rules of the Church of England the church wardens of our five parishes and the Area Dean are responsible for the management and running of the churches and their work during the vacancy. They have delegated the day to day running of the churches to the Ministry Team.
When will we have a new rector?
The process for advertising, interviewing and appointing a new rector started when Revd. Becky was licensed to her new parishes on 4th October.
A parish profile has been prepared and advertisements for our new rector are now published in the Church Times and the Diocesan website. The deadline for applications is 9th April 2018. It is therefore likely that the earliest time a new Rector could arrive in the benefice is late summer 2018.
How are we managing?
We have a strong ministry team who, with everyone’s help and prayers, continue to run the Sunday services, weddings, funerals, baptisms and other activities in the benefice.
Please click here for who to contact during this time.
We are looking for a new Rector
A well-organised benefice of five parishes situated between Newbury and Reading in Berkshire. We were established 10 years ago and know we are better together.
A priest who is inclusive and open, with a faith rooted in prayer and sacrament. Someone who will enjoy nurturing our different gifts and talents, and will work collaboratively with lay and ordained colleagues. Someone who is able to communicate in word and action the breadth, depth and height of God’s love for all: schoolchild and pensioner, occasional visitor and loyal church goer. Someone who can take us forward in our faith and ministry.
Find out more at https://www.oxford.anglican.org/rector-benefice-aldermaston-woolhampton-archdeaconry-berkshire/ where you can download the benefice profile, application form and application guidance notes.
A Prayer for the Benefice during the Interregnum
Almighty God hold us in your loving care, lead us in the way of your son Jesus Christ, and send your Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us in this time of uncertainty and change.
Help us Lord during the interregnum:
- to use the gifts and talents you have given to each of us for your glory,
- to seek your wisdom in prayer before we make decisions, and
- to encourage and care for each other.
Give wisdom and discernment to those charged with finding our new Rector and help us all to look forward with hope for the person who will serve us with joy, lead us by example, and enable us all to work together for the building of your kingdom,
through Jesus Christ our Lord