Part time Priest in Charge for Pott Shrigley

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Pott Shrigley
Office Holder
£13545 - £13545

We are looking for a part time (50% stipend 3.5 days plus Sunday) Priest in Charge for the Parish church of St Christopher, Pott Shrigley, near Macclesfield. The church and much of the village lie in the Peak District National Park which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The rural nature of this location means that a driving license is essential.

There is a faithful and committed congregation and a number of Lay volunteers who are ready to support a new minister. There is a Church of England village school where the minister is an ex-officio Governor and the church has excellent links and contributes to the life of this school.

We are looking for a Priest who will:-

  • Prayerfully discern God’s will for the future ministry of our church
  • Have a passion for working with children to encourage them in their faith
  • Conduct sensitive and supportive pastoral work across all ages
  • Motivate and foster teamwork between the large number of volunteers

If God is calling to you be our next Priest in Charge we’d love to receive your application.

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

Applications should by preference be made to theUSING THE DIOCESAN APPLICATION FORM available on the website. Part time Priest in Charge for Pott Shrigley - Diocese of Chester (

Closing date: 19 September 2022

Interviews: 13 October 2022

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.