Diocese of Portsmouth

Archdeacons’ Visitations

Once a year, churchwardens from each parish spend an evening with their local Archdeacon, talking as a group and individually about how things are going in their churches.

In advance of this, churchwardens fill in a form, called Articles of Enquiry, which gives the Archdeacon an idea of the parish’s mission initiatives, its commitment to deepening discipleship, and the names of various lay officers in the parish. This ensures that the conversation with the Archdeacon is an informed one.


Articles of Enquiry form
Archdeacon Visitation News

Dates for 2018 Visitations

These Archdeacons’ Visitations took place during 2018. Dates for 2019 are to be confirmed.

Fareham and Gosport deaneries:
Tuesday 19th June at St Mary, Alverstoke

Havant deanery:
Wednesday, 16th May, St John’s, Rowlands Castle

Portsmouth deanery: 
Monday, 14th May, St Simon’s, Southsea

Bishop's Waltham and Petersfield deaneries:
Wednesday 13th June at Botley, All Saints

Isle of Wight deanery:
Wednesday 23rd May, Newport Minster