Incumbent for the Parish of Timperley - Christ Church and Holy Cross

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£26558 - £26558

Can you lead a Parish with two community focused Churches supported by a committed team who work well together?

The Parish of Timperley is looking for someone who can draw on reserves of patience, hopefulness and cheerfulness to lead us in promoting the Gospel message.

Timperley is an attractive suburban village in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, the area enjoys a strong sense of community and benefits from excellent connections into Manchester and around the world. It is a sought-after area, which is popular with commuters and families, it is served by a number of excellent schools.

You will need to be comfortable with delivering a diverse liturgical pattern and be able to manage a busy diary that is both demanding and exciting.

There is a large Vicarage, conveniently positioned close to Timperley Village and all local amenities.

The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, The Venerable Ian Bishop is available for a conversation should you wish. Tel: 01260 272 875 or email

Applications should also be sent to this address

Applications should by preference be made to the USING THE DIOCESAN APPLICATION FORM available on the website. Diocese of Chester | Incumbent for the Parish of Timperley, - Christ Church and Holy Cross (

Closing date: 21 November 2021

Interviews: 10 December 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, Bishop of Birkenhead Julie Conalty and the Bishop of Stockport is Samuel Corley.

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.