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Diocese of Winchester

At the heart of our life here is the desire to be always Living the Mission of Jesus. We are engaged in a strategic process to deliver a mission‐shaped Diocese, in which parochial, pastoral and new forms of pioneering and radical ministry all flourish. Infused with God’s missionary Spirit we want three character traits to be clearly visible in how we live:

Passionate personal spirituality
Pioneering faith communities
Prophetic global citizens

The Diocese of Winchester is an exciting place to be at the moment. We wait with eager anticipation to see how this process will unfold.

We pray that, if God is calling you to join using his mission in this part of the world, he will make his will abundantly clear to you.

“As the Father sent me so I send you . . . Receive the Spirit” (John 20:21)


The Winchester diocese website is:  https://www.winchester.anglican.org/

Our Bishops:


The Right Reverend Dr Tim Dakin, the Bishop of Winchester is our Diocesan Bishop supported by The Right Reverend Debbie Sellin, the Suffragan Bishop of Southampton and The Right Reverend David Williams, the Suffragan Bishop of Basingstoke.

On 16 July 2021, Bishop Tim announced that he would be retiring as Bishop of Winchester from February 2022. In the meantime, he has passed his day-to-day responsibilities to the Bishop of Southampton, the Rt Revd Debbie Sellin. You can contact Bishop Debbie through the Senior Staff Support Team.