Incumbent Stockport, St Saviour

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Stockport
Office Holder
£26558 - £26558

St Saviour’s offers a wonderful ministerial opportunity. Situated in the south of Stockport on the A6, St Saviour’s is at the heart of a residential and commercial area that is vibrant with life. There are significant opportunities to minister to a community that includes schools, Stepping Hill Hospital, many businesses and a growing residential community.

The congregation are fully engaged with ministry and hard working and there is a wonderful sense of community as they work together to build a strong fellowship. Liberal catholic in style, this is a warm and welcoming Church that offers an open door to those seeking hope.

The challenges are to see a new generation come through to faith and leadership and grow the congregation in faith and number.

We would welcome your application if you feel up to the challenge.

Do call Ven Ian Bishop Archdeacon of Macclesfield if you would like an informal chat. T: 01260 272875 M: 07715 102519 E: ian.bishop@chester.anglican.org

Applications should by preference be made to theUSING THE DIOCESAN APPLICATION FORM available on the website. Incumbent Stockport, St Saviour - Diocese of Chester (anglican.org)

Closing date: Sunday 5 June 2022

Interview date: Thursday 23 June 2023

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, 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.