A terrific opportunity to join a new team in arguably the most exciting mission in the North West.
For more information please contact The Venerable Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield Tel: 01928 718834 ext 258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should by preference be made to the Archdeacon of Macclesfield using the diocesan application form, by 28 June 2019. Details of the post can be found on the diocesan website here including our diocesan application form.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 July 2019
Alternatively applicants may use the Pathways system. For more information about the Pathways application process, please use this link
The regeneration of Stockport is underway and the churches are key partners in effecting change.
Living on the urban estate of Brinnington but operating across Stockport you will need energy, dynamism and faith to see the transformation the area and the people hope for.
Reporting to the new Rector, The Revd Lynne Cullens you will be working full time in this most exciting venture.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Please see the Role Description download below for a full list of responsibilities.
The Diocese of Chester is in the province of York in the Church of England, part of the global Anglican Communion. For more information about our life, ministry and work please visit our website www.chester.anglican.org We are linked with the Anglican Church of Melanesia in the Solomon Islands and the Dioceses of Aru and Boga in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Diocese covers an area of 1025 square miles, approximately the old Victorian County of Chester, including parts which subsequently became absorbed into Merseyside and Greater Manchester. The Rivers Mersey and Tame approximately delineate the boundary with Liverpool and Manchester. There are areas of dense urban population, mainly in the north, stretching from Birkenhead to East Manchester. There are prosperous suburban regions of West and South Wirral, Chester and south of Manchester, with a mainly rural heartland, bounded by the Derbyshire Pennines and the Welsh Border. The overall population is around 1.6 million.
The diocesan bishop is Peter Forster. He is supported by two suffragan bishops: the Bishop of Birkenhead is Keith Sinclair and the position of Bishop of Stockport is currently vacant.
The Cathedral for the Diocese is in Chester.
The Diocese is divided into two archdeaconries: Chester covering the western half and Macclesfield the eastern, each with nine deaneries. There are 273 parishes, about 100 of which can be described as rural. Compared with many dioceses, there are few teams, and few multi-parish benefices. There are approximately 231 stipendiary clergy. The ministry of Readers and Pastoral Workers is important, with over 400 licensed. The role of self-supporting ministers is increasing, with over 80 in post at present.
Roughly speaking, the Archdeaconry of Macclesfield covers that part of the diocese to the east of the M6, plus the area around Crewe and Nantwich. The Archdeaconry of Chester covers the rest of the diocese to the west of the M6. Each archdeaconry has a broad mix of urban and rural parishes. The Archdeacon of Chester lives in Chester, and the Archdeacon of Macclesfield lives in Congleton. Both now work from Church House, Daresbury.