Priest-in-charge, St Wilfrid's Cowplain

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St Wilfrid, Cowplain
Office Holder
Full stipend

Our vision at St Wilfrid's Cowplain is to put the love of Christ at the heart of the community.

We are looking for an experienced priest who will help us bring this vision to the people of this community and beyond.

Cowplain as part of Havant Borough is a residential area with a village feel and a strong sense of community.

St Wilfrid's Church Cowplain embraces traditional and evangelical styles of worship and extends a warm and sincere welcome to everyone who visits. We nurture the spiritual growth of church members spreading the Good News in the community.

St Wilfrid’s is a church that has done incredible things in the name of God in the past and it is our hope that we will discover where He is calling us next.

As our new Priest-in-Charge you will

  • inspire our congregation to continue to spread God’s message throughout our community,
  • work with a committed team to deepen faith and reach out into the local community and beyond,
  • build on the secure links established in local schools.

and discern His vision for us as we go forward.

As our new Priest-in-Charge you will be

  • an excellent communicator, able to preach challenging sermons, encouraging us to live the Scriptures;
  • engaging and confident with all generations in a range of social settings;
  • demonstrate organisational, leadership and management skills;
  • able to exercise pastoral care in a sensitive and practical way.

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 Archdeacon Jenny Rowley on

The interviews will be held on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April 2023.