An energetic pastor and leader of our church in mission is sought for our two small rural parishes, where newcomers frequently remark on the friendly welcome they receive and on their delight at becoming part of such an egalitarian community. We have a great community spirit, work well together and are looking to grow further in our faith and mission. We need someone who will engage well with people of all ages in our communities both within and outside the church congregations and also lead us into greater partnership with our neighbouring villages and cluster churches as we work towards becoming a combined benefice in the future.
The Bishop of Portsmouth is looking to appoint a Vicar (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 Vicar please read the attached Parish Profile.
Interviews will be held on 5th and 6th February 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.