Our parish of Somborne with Ashley is home to a warm-hearted, rural village community in Hampshire's beautiful Test Valley.
We are a lively bunch from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, who sees the church as being at the heart of village life.
This is a fantastic opportunity for ministry in this rural parish which has a single parish church, a wonderful church school, a village hall, shops and a pub.
Our vision and priorities
A flourishing community of faith at the heart of a flourishing village and parish. Our desire is to see people coming to faith, growing in faith and action and sharing life in our village.
Our medium priorities are to develop our ability to pass on the faith to all in the community. Grow our relationship with children, families, younger people and with all elements of community life and develop our pastoral support for isolated elderly people.
Closing date: 16 November 2018 at 12 noon
Tour and interview 6 December 2018
For an informal conversation contact: The Ven Dr Peter Rouch, Archdeacon of Bournemouth on 01962 710960
An enhanced DBS is required.
A Pastoral Scheme is under consultation that would create a Group Scheme encompassing the parish of Somborne with Ashley and the neighbouring Benefice of Michelmersh, Awbridge, Braishfield, Timsbury and Farley Chamberlayne. If approved the priovisions of this scheme will apply to the office holder. Both the parish and the areas encompassed by the Group Scheme are rural in character and a heart for rural life and ministry, a vision for rural mission, and a willingness to engage in village life are sought for this role.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Please consult the role description