Vicar of Caverswall and Weston Coyney with Dilhorne

Posted 15 days agoExpires in 13 days
North Staffordshire
Office Holder

Our two parishes with three churches are seeking a full time vicar to lead us in our mission and growth, to support our church families and further our outreach throughout our benefice. We have two rural villages with churches nestled in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands and a third church positioned in the suburban outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent, all within two miles of each other.

We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate vicar to lead us in three areas of development, prayer, discipleship and community, who will:

  • Lead us with energy and enthusiasm and keep us relevant in an ever-changing world.
  • Promote and improve our prayer life in the benefice.
  • Help us grow our evangelism and discipleship.
  • Enable us to engage with our community and show God’s love in action.
  • Lead us and help us to develop our worship, organising services that will enthuse different types of congregation; attracting different ages and those with varying levels of faith and knowledge of Christ.
  • Work collaboratively with all our church family to motivate and nurture their talents, gifts and contributions.
  • Work with all our local schools to grow and develop our outreach activity with young people and their families.

We are seeking someone who:

  • is prayerful, seeking to grow in personal holiness and discipleship;
  • has a heart for mission and evangelism;
  • is a person of vision;
  • works well with others;
  • is able to work sympathetically across a range of contexts, both urban and rural;
  • is committed to promoting diversity at every level of church life;
  • is committed to the pastoral care and welfare of the parish community;
  • is able to relate to and to value all traditions within the Church of England;
  • values ministry in parishes, Fresh Expressions and schools;
  • can listen, question, encourage, enable, admonish and inspire trust and confidence;
  • can manage and delegate with sensitivity;
  • can communicate and work confidently with people of all ages.

About the Diocese

Lichfield Diocese is one of the most diverse dioceses in the country. Rolling countryside and vibrant inner-city life nestle together in a region that takes in Staffordshire, the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, most of Shropshire and bustling Black Country centres including Walsall and Wolverhampton. The only thing we don’t have is the sea!

Our shared diocesan vision extends an invitation to all to “Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad”.

As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God at work already in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities and partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.

Further information about the Diocese is available at https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/

Enquiries: Gemma Trueman

All applicants should normally have 3 years’ experience in the Church of England or other Anglican church in the British Isles.

Closing date: 1st October 2021

Interviews: 19th October 2021