Team Vicar

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As a newly formed parish, Gosport South with its three churches has a vision to re-vitalise the church and transform society.

Our new Team Vicar will have a key role in developing mission and spiritual life across the three church communities, working with the Team Rector, Team Vicar of pioneering, and the lay pioneer minister.

The Team Vicar will bring to the team a commitment to traditional patterns of worship and to the development and growth of the inherited tradition of the church, and especially the contribution of Anglo-Catholic worship and spirituality to the mission and growth of the church.

LIVE : PRAY : SERVE is our vision and mission in the Diocese of Portsmouth and we want others to join us and to grow in depth, impact and number.

The new parish of Gosport South brings together an exciting range of traditions and spirituality with the Team Vicar having a key role in developing the mission and spiritual life of Gosport South in step with our strategic vision for growth. The Team Vicar will work across the three church communities of the parish of Gosport South but will lead on the core day-to-day ministry of Holy Trinity, the civic church of Gosport, which sits within the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England.

We are committed to LIVE : PRAY : SERVE and have a culture that is courageous, pioneering, collaborative and generous.

Reporting to the Team Rector and working closely with the Pioneer Team Vicar in the Team Ministry the new Team Vicar will be responsible for:

  • Taking the lead on the day-to-day spiritual life of Holy Trinity by sharing the pastoral care of the congregation.
  • Seeking engagement with the people in Gosport who do not go to church, building up the capacity of the church, for evangelism, outreach and mission.
  • Together with the Ministry Team contributing to shared learning and facilitating integration and growth.

As our new Team Vicar you

  • have a calling to the vision and mission of the church and the people of Gosport
  • · are embedded in the anglo-catholic tradition of the Church of England and believe in its missional
  • · are willing and able to build teams and grow a congregation
  • · are a team player and you are happy to work with, and relate to people of all ages and backgrounds, engaging with different traditions while confident in your own

Founded relatively recently, in 1927, the Diocese of Portsmouth combines very diverse communities, ranging from densely populated and relatively deprived city and coastal areas to affluent rural areas. With 172 churches and 139 parishes we have weekly worshippers of around 14,000 and are supporting 41 Church of England schools and 4 academies.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 3rd June 2021 at noon.

The interviews for this post will be held on Monday 14th June l 2021.

For any further information on this post please contact Team Rector Revd Alex Wood or Acting Archdeacon Revd Will Hughes on

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