Winchester Cathedral is a truly unique and special place to work. We live by our values of Openness, Excellence and Kindness in all that we do. Like all major heritage attractions, there is an awful lot going on behind the scenes. Our community of clergy, staff and volunteers support the Cathedral’s mission, preserve and maintain the fabric of the building, and provide an excellent experience for over 130,000 annual visitors.
We employ around eighty permanent staff and offer seasonal vacancies in the Gift Shop, Christmas Market and Flower Festival.
The Cathedral is supported by around eight hundred volunteers – click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities.
There can’t be many better locations to work. Situated in the heart of historic Winchester, the Cathedral is within easy reach of shops and places to eat, and has its own on-site Refectory. The city itself is beautiful and bustling, with excellent road and rail links.
We offer excellent benefits and actively invest in developing our staff.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks, including Safeguarding training and, where appropriate, either a basic or enhanced DBS check.
You can find out more about our Safeguarding Policy here.
Winchester Cathedral is called to renew, inspire and unite people in faith, hope and love. To help us, the Bishop of Winchester and Cathedral Chapter are seeking to appoint a Canon Missioner to lead our work of mission and evangelism building up our common life and enhancing our contribution to the wider common good. This is a new and exciting Residentiary Canon role giving you an opportunity to work with a lively and supportive Chapter and Executive team with an emphasis on collaboration across ‘one cathedral’.
Inspired by both the Benedictine tradition and our contemporary vision of the cathedral, you will have the opportunity to share, enable and nurture Christian faith and grow worshipping congregations of all ages. You will be involved in leading a wide range of cathedral services, events and digital opportunities, and in developing partnerships with the wider community.
We are keen to encourage applications from a wide range of people, including those who have not previously considered cathedral ministry. Applicants will need to show a track record of growing congregations, working in collaboration with lay and ordained colleagues, and forming partnerships beyond the bounds of the church.
For further details please download the Canon Missioner Information pack
Download Pack (PDF)
Catherine Ogle (the Dean of Winchester) is very happy to speak to potential applicants. You can arrange a conversation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply please complete the below forms and return to Gill Jarvis, Dean’s PA:
Canon Missioner application form
Diversity Monitoring Form
Closing date for applications: 9 June 11.59pm
Interview date: 25 June