The incumbency of the parish is currently in vacancy, our previous incumbent Fr Andy Trenier having been installed on 15 September at Winchester Cathedral as Canon Precentor and Sacrist.
The incumbency is re-advertised at
with a closing date of 20 January and interviews on 4 February 2020.
The Parochial Church Council has approved the Parish Profile which is available here.
Reader, if you know of any priest who might be the Lord’s choice to be our next Rector, please draw this to their attention. The Churchwardens (see Contact tab) will be happy to provide further details.
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.
We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power shine out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed; in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; in persecution never abandoned.
Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your words on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted.
And may the gift of Mary your mother, to the disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.