We are seeking someone who:
• has vision and enthusiasm to support our two small rural parishes
working together towards union;
• is able to lead us in both traditional and contemporary worship and
to be a thought-provoking preacher;
• will continue to develop the close relationship with our church
• will engage with all elements of our community and enable and
support our pastoral care.
We can offer:
• a warm welcome to our friendly and vibrant communities in the
beautiful South Downs National Park;
• supportive and committed laity working together who have an
established profile within the two villages;
• active Deanery Chapter support and close relations
with wider cluster churches;
• a pleasant modern rectory with office/meeting room in a central but
peaceful setting in the heart of the Meon Valley.
The Bishop of Portsmouth is looking to appoint an Associate Priest (House for Duty) to the parishes of West Meon and Warnford. This rural United Benefice is located in the South Downs National Park, near Petersfield.
The vicarage is located in West Meon and is a modern four bedroom property with ample room for meetings and study space, as well as family living accommodation.
For more information about who we are, what we are seeking to achieve and what we can offer to our new Associate Priest please read the attached Parish Profile.
Closing date for applications: 15 November 2019
Interviews will be held on 4th and 5th December 2019
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Our diocese is made up of 11,000 or so worshippers in 139 Church of England parishes across south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It is led by our Bishop, and includes clergy, Readers, retired clergy, chaplains, paid staff and thousands of volunteers who work in our parishes.
Our diocese is also divided into seven deaneries, each of which co-ordinates the mission and ministry of parishes in their area.
For more information about the diocese please see our website: www.portsmouth.anglican.org
We have a framework to envision our diocese in the future - and it can be summed up in just three words:
live | pray | serve will be our guide for the future, as we seek to equip people to live as disciples of Christ; to pray, individually and together as worshipping communities; and to serve our local neighbourhoods and society together.
To achieve this, we will encourage and support our parishes, chaplaincies and church schools as they aim to:
These four strands embrace all the work covered by our central diocesan teams, but are also picked up through engagement with individual worshippers and in local parishes, communities, chaplaincies, and schools.