Due to the impending retirement of our present Diocesan Chancellor, Roger Kaye QC, the Bishop of Hereford is seeking to appoint a new Diocesan Chancellor with effect from Autumn 2021.
The Diocesan Chancellor will be a judge, or a senior barrister or solicitor of good standing and will be a communicant member of the Church of England.
The Diocese of Hereford is formed from Herefordshire, South Shropshire, some Welsh parishes along the border, and a portion of Worcestershire. With a population of about 326,000, we are predominately a rural diocese, and we have developed a national reputation for the creative use of our church buildings. Of our 403 church buildings 85% are Grade 1 or 2*/2.
The new Chancellor will have an important role to play. The Chancellor, as the independent judge of the Consistory Court, will oversee legal issues across the Diocese, especially those which relate to the use of and alterations to church buildings and land. She or he will work closely with the Diocesan Registrar, the Archdeacons and the Diocesan Advisory Committee.
Further information can be obtained from the Diocesan Registrar, Mr JJE Wilding, Hereford Diocesan Registry, Gabbs Solicitors, 14 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AP or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5pm on 11th June 2021
Interviews will be held on 28th June 2021