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Priest in Charge





Ref: JN005556

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Romsey Abbey



We are a large and growing, people-focussed, missionally motivated church with a strong liturgical and choral tradition, that is the heart of the community. Our theology is liberal-leaning, sacramental and inclusive. We are a single parish in a rapidly growing town with two churches: the C12 Greater Church of Romsey Abbey and the C19 St. Swithun’s.


He or she will be a dynamic, collaborative, experienced and prayerful leader. Supported by a strong lay and ordained team, they will lead us in vision, building upon existing foundations and the rhythm of life and culture of welcome drawn from our Benedictine roots.


We are looking for a Priest who …

  • Holds spiritual life at the centre of their being - prayerful,
    reflective, with good pastoral skills
  • Is an effective and inspirational preacher and teacher,
    sympathetic to our liturgical and choral tradition and able to continue developing new worship styles
  • Is an approachable and collaborative leader who will nurture our team culture and help us grow in knowledge and commitment to Christ
  • Will identify, develop and use the gifts of all our people
  • Shares the lives and concerns of our community, values our
    heritage and embraces new ways of working in church and town
  • Communicates effectively, is well organised and maintains a healthy work/life balance


For an informal conversation contact:

The Ven Dr Peter Rouch,
Archdeacon of Bournemouth
on 01962 710960

Closing date: 15 February 2018

Interviews: 12 & 13 March 2018


Application pack available at

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An enhanced DBS check is required

Closing date: 15 February 2018


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