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in the Benefice/Parish of Bitterne Park






Ref: JN009081

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Southampton Deanery


We are seeking to appoint a Vicar at Ascension Church, Bitterne Park, in the Deanery of Southampton.


This is an exciting opportunity to become a key part of this thriving church community. We are looking for a Vicar who will facilitate us in inviting others to encounter the living Jesus and be transformed by him.


We are praying for a Vicar who:

  • Is proactive in sharing the good news of Jesus.
  • Will support diversity in worship and is comfortable with different styles.
  • Welcomes, develops, and releases the gifts of others in ministry.
  • Is committed to developing our outreach to children and young people in our community
  • Has a desire to reach out to the marginalised, disaffected, and unchurched in our community.
  • Demonstrates a strong heart for social justice and releasing the church community in mission.
  • Can effectively manage and delegate to staff and volunteers.

We offer:

  • A supportive church community committed to your well-being as you would be to ours.
  • A warm, spacious church including café, youth space and office.
  • An enthusiastic and gifted staff team.
  • Opportunities for growth.

For an informal conversation contact:

The Rt Revd Debbie Sellin, Bishop of Southampton on 01962 737315


Closing date: 16th April 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews: 12th & 13th May 2021


Application pack available by clicking the ‘apply for this job’ button below or from


An enhanced DBS check is required.

Closing date: 16 April 2021


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