Incumbent for Tarporley

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Tarporley
Clergy
£26558

THIS IS A LARGE STABLE PARISH IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT WITH THREE CHURCHES WITHIN THE PARISH: THE MOTHER CHURCH ST HELEN’S AND TWO DAUGHTER CHURCHES AT EATON AND COTEBROOK.

OUR CHURCH TRADITION IS CENTRAL AND WE USE COMMON WORSHIP AND OCCSIONALLY WE USE THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

THERE IS A CURATE IN PLACE WITH GOOD LAY SUPPORT.

The Archdeacon of Chester, The Venerable Michael Gilbertson is available for a conversation should you wish. Tel: 01928 718834 ext 253 or email Michael.gilbertson@chester.anglican.org

Applications should by preference be made to the Archdeacon of Chester USING THE DIOCESAN APPLICATION FORM available on the website. https://www.chester.anglican.org/support-services/job-vacancies/diocesan-vacancies/incumbent-for-tarporley.php

Closing date: Friday 19 March 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 13 April 2021 (possibly via Zoom)

TARPORLEY IS A LARGE VILLAGE WITH NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE IN 1500 HOUSEHOLDS IN A RURAL SETTING LOCATED BETWEEN CHESTER AND CREWE.

EATON, UTKINTON AND COTEBROOK ARE OUTLYING VILLAGES WITHIN A MILE OR SO OF TARPORLEY.

TARPORLEY AND EATON CHURCHES HOLD A HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE EACH SUNDAY (OPEN WORSIP ON 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH) AND COTEBROOK HAS ONE HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE PER MONTH HELD ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. MESSY CHURCH ONCE PER MONTH.

  • TO INSPIRE AND CONTINUE TO LEAD THE PARISH FORWARD IN ITS JOURNEY OF FAITH AND OUTREACH
  • TO CONTINUE ITS PROMOTION OF LAY INVOLVEMENT IN BOTH THE CHURCH AND PARISH INCLUDING OVERSIGHT OF CURATE
  • WORK WELL WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS, INCLUDING THE HIGH SCHOOL, TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHURCH AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION

THE PCC ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL:

  • BUILD ON FOUNDATION LAID IN RECENT YEARS
  • MAINTAIN THE UNITY WHICH HAS GROWN BETWEEN THE THREE CHURCHES
  • BE AN EFFECTIVE PREACHER AND A GOOD COMMUNICATOR WITH TEACHING ABILITY, WHO CAN RELATE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN BOTH OUR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS
  • WILLING TO BE INVOLVLED IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
  • BE ENERGETIC, A GOOD ORGANISER AND HAS A GENUINE PASTORAL HEART

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 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.