Associate Priest

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Hayling Island

Join the ministry of the three parishes of St Andrew, St Mary and St Peter on Hayling Island and become a focus for our mission on this beautiful island. Nurture and support young and old across these different churches and reach out into the community with us.

We are looking for an Associate Priest in this 0.5 role to assist the Priest in Charge and a team of volunteers and lay and ordained ministers in overseeing the ministry of the parishes. We want you to use your own gifts to develop and lead mission projects on the island.

Hayling Island with its many leisure and tourist facilities is diverse in its socio-demographics. It is home to approximately 18,000 people, a significant proportion being over the age of 60. There are also a number of schools and a college on the island.

At this exciting time of collaboration between the three Hayling Anglican churches our new Associate Priest will share in the pastoral care and worship across the island and will be instrumental in the development of mission projects across the parishes.

He or she will bring energy, intelligence and good communication skills to the role to work together with the three churches in their distinctiveness to operate as one body in mission.


The main responsibilities will be to:

  • share services and offices together with the Priest in Charge
  • ensure the provision of appropriate pastoral ministry across the parishes
  • develop and take the lead particularly in relation to mission

For more information about this application process, please use this link

The ideal candidate will:

  • have a pastoral heart and delight in the diversity of our congregations;
  • have experience and organisational skills in overseeing community engagement;
  • develop and lead mission projects;
  • be willing to immerse themselves in island life.

Our diocese is made up of 11,000 or so worshippers in 139 Church of England parishes across south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It is led by our Bishop, and includes clergy, Readers, retired clergy, chaplains, paid staff and thousands of volunteers who work in our parishes.

Our diocese is also divided into seven deaneries, each of which co-ordinates the mission and ministry of parishes in their area.

Further information about the diocese can be found at :

We have a framework to envision our diocese in the future - and it can be summed up in just three words:

live | pray | serve will be our guide for the future, as we seek to equip people to live as disciples of Christ; to pray, individually and together as worshipping communities; and to serve our local neighbourhoods and society together.

To achieve this, we will encourage and support our parishes, chaplaincies and church schools as they aim to:

  • make disciples of Christ;
  • grow our churches;
  • equip people for lifelong learning; and
  • promote the transformation of society.

These four strands embrace all the work covered by our central diocesan teams, but are also picked up through engagement with individual worshippers and in local parishes, communities, chaplaincies, and schools.

The closing date for this post is Friday, 1st March 2019. The parish visits and interviews will take place on Sunday, 17th March 2019 and Monday, 18th March 2019.

To discuss the post, please contact the Archdeacon Dr Joanne Grenfell or the Vicar of Hayling Island Revd Dr Jenny Gaffin