Vacancies List

  • Priest-in-Charge, Bournemouth St James Pokesdown

    St James is a single church parish a short distance from the award-winning beaches of Bournemouth and the beautiful south coast. We are looking for a dynamic priest-in-charge who will lead us in the next stage of our journey.

    We are members of Inclusive Church and are rooted in the liberal-catholic tradition.

    What we offer:

    • A dedicated and enthusiastic congregation and volunteers
    • A willingness to develop, change and grow
    • A church building in good order and repair
    • A commitment to the values of inclusive church
    • A large, attractive vicarage currently being refurbished and a short walk from the church
    • Excellent relationships with the on-site Preschool and two form entry Primary School.

    For an informal conversation contact:
    The Rt Revd Debbie Sellin, Bishop of Southampton on 01962 737315

    Interviews: 27-28 June 2022

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  • Vicar (designate) HfD - The Dever

    We are praying for an experienced priest to provide primary leadership to our growing ministry team across the Dever Benefice. We are looking for an enabling leader, ready to offer your prayers, leadership and wisdom to the team and the Benefice.

    We have seen remarkable growth in our ministry team under the previous HfD Incumbent with a steady growth in those both coming to faith and growing in their discipleship. Each Church is deeply committed to the communities they are set within and with imagination and creativity have responded to both the opportunities and needs of each community.

    The Benefice has an administrator and our SSM Curate is to be ordained priest this summer. Each church has a motivated local team – the buildings are well maintained.

    The benefice team are equipped to preach, lead services and run imaginative outreach events. There is a spirit of optimism and hope for the future and a particular commitment to see a multi-generational church community in South Wonston.

    If you:
    • Love the Lord Jesus and want to make him known
    • Are an inspiring preacher, teacher and leader
    • Are unafraid to take risks, try new things and sometimes fail
    • Are a true team player who is able to share ministry with an ordained and lay team
    • Have a genuine love for rural ministry

    Then we would love to hear from you.

    Please contact: The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke or 07889547095 for an informal conversation

    Interviews 21-22 June 2022
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  • Portway and Danebury

    in the Portway and Danebury Benefice

    Our group of six country churches is situated in the triangle between Winchester, Salisbury and Andover. We are looking for someone to lead us on our spiritual journeys, to reach out to our rural communities and to bring people to Christ.

    We want to see God’s Kingdom grow, spiritually and numerically, through your preaching and pastoral care of our congregations, our schools and our villages.

    We offer supportive and adaptable congregations. Efficient and hardworking churchwardens as well as experienced Lay Ministers and two part-time Priests. A four bedroomed house with a big garden set in the heart of beautiful rural Hampshire.

    For an informal conversation, please contact The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke or 01962 737330

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  • Bentley, Binsted and Froyle

    in the benefice of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle

    We are seeking a new Rector for our thriving Benefice consisting of the beautiful villages of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle, situated in the rolling Hampshire hills on the Surrey border between Farnham and Alton, yet just an hour’s train ride from London.

    We are a Benefice of three well-established bible-based churches, with a broad range of services, a vibrant home group network involving many of our church members, and many more lay led community and communal activities including annual Alpha courses. We are in the exciting process of becoming one parish and incorporating a neighbouring parish offering huge mission potential and outreach.

    We will offer you:
    • A large, energetic and engaged team of ordained and lay staff;
    • Employed youth workers bringing the gospel to all age ranges;
    • Active church congregations who are looking to grow in all ways;
    • Vibrant village communities, including two CofE schools, with real links and close engagement with our churches;

    There is huge support for the prayerful leader we are looking to attract, who will steer us on the next stage of our journey.

    For an informal conversation contact:
    The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke

    Interviews: 14-15 June 2022

    An enhanced DBS check is required
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  • House for Duty

    If you are interested in a House for Duty role, please contact The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke for a conversation. Telephone number 01962 737330.

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  • Associate Minister (House for Duty) Farleigh, Candover and Wield

    We are seeking a Priest to support ministry in our large rural benefice of thirteen villages and hamlets situated between Alresford and Basingstoke.

    We are nine churches with four PCCs, a strong sense of identity and varied worship traditions from BCP to a lively contemporary style. The ministry team comprises the Rector, Reader and three people licensed to lead worship and pastoral work.

    We are looking for someone who would feel at home in ministry within a rural context, who loves God, loves people and loves the countryside.

    We seek a priest who will:
    • Enjoy leading a variety of worship
    • Engage our communities with the gospel of Christ
    • Encourage our growing lay ministry

    The house is on the edge of Basingstoke in Hatch Warren.

    If you are interested in this role, please contact:
    The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke or tel: 01962 737330

    Interviews 11-12 July 2022

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    An enhanced DBS check is required

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