Vicar (House for Duty) of Fulford-in-Stone with Hilderstone

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Fulford, Staffordshire
Office Holder

Set in the beautiful rural countryside of Staffordshire, our Benefice comprises of St Nicholas’ in Fulford and Christ Church in Hilderstone.

We offer you an open, welcoming community, which is consultative as well as collaborative, and which looks for guidance and leadership in our new Incumbent.

Will you challenge, encourage and lead us in faith, through fresh and innovative ideas, working alongside our congregations, in our commitment to support and encourage the role our small rural churches play within the wider community?

Will you join us in our path of faith and celebration of community?

  • Are you a good team player, who is willing to work alongside our active congregations to promote faith in our communities through collaborative leadership?
  • We require someone who is not afraid to support ‘traditional’ worship where it best serves the community.
  • We seek someone who will bring fresh and innovative ideas to a willing congregation to help us move forward in our faith.
  • Do you have the organisational abilities to lead, manage and grow our Benefice?
  • Can you work alongside us to build on our pastoral care in the community?

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: 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 April 2023

Interviews: 3rd May 2023