Associate Priest (House for Duty)

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We are seeking to appoint a House for Duty Minister to support the incumbent in realising our vision in the Parish of Hordle, with specific responsibilities for St Andrew's Tiptoe.

Our Vision and Priorities

We are a strong parish with a clergy and lay team that is mutually supportive, believing in unity without uniformity. Our vision is to be a welcoming, thriving and growing Christian family that is fully integrated into the wider community of which we are part, but evolving to reflect the changes in society while fully supporting the Deanery, Diocese and needs of the wider world. Our parish has recently produced a Parish Mission Action Plan (pMAP) that documents planned growth in the life of the church and continued outreach into the community.

Looking to the future, we wish to:

  • Capitalise on the skills and experience of our church leaders
  • Nourish, encourage and increase contact with all age groups across the parish
  • Make our church more relevant to daily life through involvement in and with our wider village communities
  • Develop further the pastoral care within the church
  • Be open to new initiatives, led by the Holy Spirit, to encourage people on their Christian journey
  • Develop our vision to reach the under 35s with the gospel


Closing date: 19 September 2019 at noon (please note any applications submitted after midday will not be accepted)

Visit and interviews: 9 October 2019

An enhanced DBS is required

Our prayer is that God will provide a House for Duty Minister who:


Is a Person with a deep love of God and who bases their life on prayer, God’s word, and who ministers in the power of the Holy Spirit


Is a person who is passionate to share the good news of Jesus, preaching and applying the word of God faithfully

Is comfortable with both formal and contemporary worship, building on what is here but is sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit to take us forward in worship

Supports and encourages the ministry of lay people and identifies their gifts for service


Is a servant leader and a team–player with an ability to work with, and lead, existing teams

Is dependable and will support the Incumbent in the growth and ministry in the whole parish

Is a person who is warm, lively, fun, with a good sense of humour, open and approachable who empathises with young and old especially reaching out into the community and parish

Winchester Diocese

At the heart of our life is the desire to be always Living the Mission of Jesus. We are engaged in a strategic process to deliver a mission-shaped Diocese, in which parochial, pastoral and new forms of pioneering and radical ministry all flourish. Infused with God's missionary Spirit we want three character traits to be clearly visible in how we live:

  • Passionate personal spirituality;
  • Pioneering faith communities;
  • Prophetic global citizens.

The Diocese of Winchester is an exciting place to be right now. With a grant of £4.3m from the strategic Development Fund, we are investing in missional projects across the diocese which are aimed at strategic growth for the common good. We pray that, if God is calling you to join us in his mission here, he will reveal this to you clearly as you consider this post.