Rector of the Astwick Vale Benefice

Anyho, Croughton, Evenley, Steane, Farthinghoe, Hinton in the Hedges (The Astwick Vale Benefice)

The Lord Chancellor and Bishop of Peterborough seek to appoint a new Rector of the benefice of Astwick Vale in the Deanery of Brackley. The Benefice consists of 5 parishes in a 5 mile triangle located on the edge of the Cotswolds. The parishes are midway between Oxford, Northampton and Stratford upon Avon on the M40 with good direct rail links for London and Birmingham.

We are a rural benefice encompassing vibrant villages with strong communities, who need spiritual and practical leadership. Our younger children and families are our priority; they need enthusiastic involvement. We continue to serve an older generation both in our churches and in homes with visits and pastoral support. We would like to welcome new members of our congregations as well as be more involved in our communities.

We are seeking a Rector who

  • Likes a challenge and seeks out opportunities (with the help of the PCCs and the benefice Ministry Team) to reinforce strengths and reinvigorate the benefice

  • Has a significant role within our primary schools while encouraging others to share in this ministry

  • Strives to bring the church back to the centre of our lives and communities

  • Participates in village life across the benefice

  • Will enjoy living in this beautiful and wonderfully convenient part of the UK 

Enhanced DBS Disclosure required.


Application form from;
The Archdeacon of Northampton



Letter of Welcome from Bishop John

Astwick Vale Benefice Profile

Application Form