Part time Incumbent - St Paul Sale

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£13279 - £13279

We are seeking a 0.5 ( 3.5 days plus Sundays, £13,279) incumbent for the central parish in Sale. Situated in the heart of a vibrant suburban village, between the shopping centre and the canal towpath, the opportunities to develop creative and imaginative mission are considerable.

St Paul’s Church are looking to grow and so an optimistic and confident missional heart is essential and you will need to demonstrate strategic thinking, prayerfulness and warmth.

St Paul’s focuses spiritually around the eucharist and it’s good musical tradition.

The Vicarage is situated just outside the parish but a walkable distance from the Church and is in good condition.

The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, The Venerable Ian Bishop is available for a conversation should you wish. Tel: 07715 102519 or email

Applications should by preference be made to the Archdeacon of Maclcesfield USING THE DIOCESAN APPLICATION FORM available on the website. Diocese of Chester | Part time Incumbent St Paul, Sale (

Closing date: Sunday 20 June 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 6 July 2021

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, the positions of the Bishop of Birkenhead and the Bishop of Stockport are 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.