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East Winchester




Ref: JN012060

Winchester Deanery


East Winchester is an attractive and thriving two-parish benefice adjoining Winchester’s historic city centre and opening out onto beautiful Hampshire countryside. Through our three churches - located on an estate, in a city conservation area and an idyllic village - we seek to serve and share the good news of the gospel with our vibrant and diverse communities.


We are:

  • inclusive in our welcome

  • broad church and generously orthodox in our theology and practice

  • varied in our worship styles - Eucharistic, traditional, Messy Church, contemporary and informal

  • intentional in our valuing of all irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality

  • outward facing and engaged with the schools, food agencies, residential homes, youth and other community organisations.

We offer you:

  • a supportive and experienced team including two Associate Priests, a children’s and families’ worker, lay worship leaders, musicians, an administrator and pastoral visitors

  • generous and hospitable congregations

  • a place where we hope you will flourish with us

  • a home in one of the most desirable cities in the country, renowned for its excellent schools and cultural life.

We are praying for a priest who will:

  • celebrate the diversity and breadth of spirituality across the benefice

  • exercise their pastoral ministry with joy and warmth

  • be comfortable and confident in leading different worship styles

  • be an authentic and inspiring communicator of God’s grace

  • support and deepen existing relationships with schools

  • lead by example and foster collaboration in all areas of church life

  • take time to nurture their own faith and wellbeing.

For an informal conversation contact:
The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke on 07889 547095

Closing date: 29 February 2024 at 12 noon
Interviews: 19-20 March 2024

Application pack available by clicking the 'apply for this job' button below.

An enhanced DBS check is required

Closing date: 29 February 2024

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