Priest-in-charge, St Mary Magdalen's Sheet

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 9 days
Farnham Rd, Petersfield
Office Holder
Full stipend

St Mary Magdalen Sheet is a dynamic parish with much to offer the community and the deanery.

We’re looking for a priest and leader who can enable and energise the parish for the next step in its life and ministry- someone who can give energy and direction to this parish, and to help it to fulfil its potential across the town and deanery.

Sheet Church is an open, evangelical, Anglican fellowship. The Church is comparatively well-resourced and has a desire to be led to grow in depth, in impact and in number; we are receptive to development of the Church in new directions.

Its members come from the market town of Petersfield, from Sheet and surrounding villages on the rural border of East Hampshire with West Sussex, and from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions.

We are keen to play our part in developing and participating in the mission of the deanery, including supporting other Churches as we are able and joining in multi-Church initiatives and our new incumbent will not only lead in taking the parish forward but will also have a commitment to developing and championing mission, outreach and evangelism across the deanery

Sheet Church has the desire to grow in depth, in impact and in number. This vacancy comes at a time when both the deanery and the diocese are facing the need for significant change.

We believe that, with the right leadership, we can develop to make a positive contribution to this process and be part of the way forward, as we engage with neighbouring Churches and the wider community, and as we seek for the Church membership to be inspired in lives of deep and meaningful faith.

Our new incumbent will see opportunities and find ways further to develop the Church’s ministry supported by the church community.

Our new Priest-in-charge will be

  • an enthusiastic and effective leader, deeply rooted in the Christian faith lovingly expressed
  • flexible and appreciative of different approaches to worship and ministry
  • an experienced preacher and Bible teacher and team leader
  • innovative and creative in mission

The Diocese of Portsmouth stretches across south-east Hampshire and includes the whole of the Isle of Wight. It has139 parishes, many diverse rural and urban communities and a wide range of churchmanship.

Bishop Jonathan Frost was installed in March 2022, and has shared his vision for the diocese – a place where all are invited into a life-enhancing encounter with Jesus Christ.

For further information on the role, please contact Acting Archdeacon Will Hughes on

The interviews will be held on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February 2023.