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of the United Benefice of Chichester, St Paul, and Westhampnett


South East


Ref: JN011604

Situated in the Cathedral City and Deanery of Chichester

The Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral and the Bishop of Chichester seek to appoint an Incumbent for this United Benefice who will offer an evangelistic, pastoral and liturgical ministry, as we seek to know, love and follow Jesus.

We are praying for a priest who will:

  • nurture, teach and inspire us, building on the good foundations in place

  • celebrate the broad, diverse and generous culture across the Benefice

  • serve with joy and warmth in their pastoral ministry, sustained by their own deep faith in Christ and with confidence in liturgical and eucharistic worship

  • support and develop our youth ministry and outreach

  • be a visionary priest with gifting of collaboration and leadership to serve across this busy and demanding Benefice

We offer:

  • a generous and hospitable church family with a keenness to reach out in love and service to the wider community

  • a musical and liturgical tradition

  • Church of England Schools in both parishes

  • Committed volunteers and administrative support

  • Beautifully ordered and well-maintained churches

  • A four bedroom Rectory in an ‘oasis’ in the heart of Chichester

  • A collaborative Deanery within the Diocese of Chichester, where our vision is ‘to know, love and follow Jesus.’

Parish Profile available from our website:

Application form available from Imogen Robins:

Closing date: 12.00 noon, 4th December 2023
Interview date: 13th/14th December 2023

An Enhanced Level DBS check will be required for this post.

Closing date: 04 December 2023

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