Vicar of Chesterton

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Office Holder

Crown appointment.

Holy Trinity Chesterton is a broadly evangelical parish in a former mining village north of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

We are praying for a vicar who will help us rebuild our congregation and inspire us, post covid, to move forward with new vision and energy to grow in prayer and discipleship, and to reach out to our community for Christ.

We are looking for a vicar who:

  • Can work with us to develop our vision for Holy Trinity, Chesterton and has an interest in the social aspect of Chesterton.
  • Can lead change and is a team player who leads by example.
  • Can find ways to inspire all generations of the Church.
  • Is interested in building relationships with schools.
  • Wants to forge links with other denominations in the village.
  • Is a capable organiser with the ability to effectively delegate and recognise team strengths.
  • Can lead the Parish in three areas of Development - Prayer, Discipleship and Community.

We are looking for a vicar who is:

  • Missional at heart.
  • Open to the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • Prayerful, patient and encouraging.
  • Committed to nurturing the gifts and ministries of the whole congregation.
  • Keen to develop work with children and young people, particularly via our schools.

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

Enquiries: The Bishop of Stafford - The Rt Revd Matthew Parker - 01782 373308 or

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

Closing date: 9th June 2022

Interviews: 1st July 2022