Priest in Charge (House for Duty) of Mow Cop

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Mow Cop, Stoke on Trent
Office Holder

Mow Cop is on a prominent hill at the southern tip of the Pennine chain and close to the Peak District. The village has spectacular views over Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

We are a small but enthusiastic church of mixed ages, seeking a House for Duty priest for a 3 year period (in the first instance) who will:

  • Be led by the Holy Spirit to this unique place
  • Lead the teaching of the Gospel here
  • Encourage discipleship in a modern world
  • Lead us and encourage us in prayer
  • Find fresh expressions of both Church and Outreach while still serving the needs of our older members

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: Bishop of Stafford

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

Closing date: 1st July 2022

Interviews: 16th July 2022

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