King's Sutton and Newbottle with Charlton, Diocese of Peterborough
The SMF and Mr John Townsend are joint patrons of this rural two-parish benefice in south-west Northamptonshire. The nearest town, Banbury, is five miles way, and direct trains to Birmingham, Oxford and London leave from Kings Sutton station.
King's Sutton has a population of around 3,000. The church of St Peter and St Paul was completed in the 14th century and has one of the finest spires in the country. Worship is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, supported by a choir. Episcopal ministry in the parish is received from the Bishop of Richborough.
St James's Church Newbottle also serves the neighbouring village of Charlton, with a population of about 500. Sunday services alternate between Matins and Sung Eucharit, and the parish has a thriving church school.
The benefice profile can be downloaded via the link below. A welcome letter to clergy from the Bishop of Peterborough can be found here.
The post will be advertised formally in January, and interviews are expected to take place in the third week of February.