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Dean of Portsmouth

Portsmouth Cathedral





Ref: JN006377

Job Description

Situated in the heart of the city, Portsmouth Cathedral is well placed to develop its mission and ministry serving Bishop and diocese, city and community.


The priorities for the next Dean will be to:

  • Develop and sustain productive relationships across the city and diocese to share the good news and promote the common good;
  • Lead the cathedral team (volunteers, worshippers, staff, clergy, chapter) in
  • discerning and agreeing a shared and purposeful narrative for mission;
  • developing their own corporate and operational life to realise the possibilities of this ministry;
  • Build on a long-lasting tradition of innovative liturgy and worship; and
  • Grow and nurture the congregation.

Previous cathedral experience is not required. We will be exploring the leadership gifts and experience of candidates and how they might, under God, rise to the challenges and opportunities of this role.


More information about the role can be found online at


The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Closing date: 11 September 2018

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