Part time Priest in Charge - Wrenbury, Baddiley & Burleydam

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The Bishop of Chester is hoping to find someone with a warm personality and infectious faith who wants to be a part of a terrific rural ministry team for three beautiful South Cheshire villages.

You will need to encourage the hesitant enquirers and enable the reluctant. You will need to communicate with a diverse demographic across the generations and lead a committed and dedicated ministry team. You will need to be prepared to worship in different ways from formal BCP, to very informal family worship.

The parishes are in a positive frame of mind and are earnestly wanting to grow and serve their communities as best they can.

There are great relationships with local schools and community organisations and every reason to believe that the future is bright.

The Vicarage is in an idyllic setting and overlooks the village green opposite Wrenbury Church.

Should you wish, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, The Venerable Ian Bishop is available for a conversation Tel: 07715 102519 or email to book a call. Applications should also be sent to this email address.

Closing date: Sunday 17 January 2021

Interviews: Friday 12 February 2021

More information, including the Application Form (which must be used) is available via the Diocesan website

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 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 Mark Tanner and the Bishop of Birkenhead is Keith Sinclair, 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.