Incumbent for Rock Ferry

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Rock Ferry
Office Holder
£27355 - £27355

We are seeking a full-time incumbent for this busy and welcoming Wirral parish of evangelical tradition, which has recently planted a new congregation in a local school. There is a desire to reach out to younger generations, building on good existing youth and children’s work. A good modern vicarage is provided.

In particular, we are seeking someone who:

  • believes in the authority of Scripture and its relevance to contemporary life and discipleship with Jesus Christ, and who will continue our tradition of Biblical teaching with practical application to our lives;
  • is a person of prayer who will encourage and develop our prayer life, as a church and as individuals;
  • has a deep, genuine interest in both our church family and our community (understanding the issues in the local area). Someone who cares strongly about people at an individual level is someone we really value;
  • will identify, nurture and grow gifts within our church family, enabling and supporting all to serve and play their part;
  • will encourage and challenge the church family to live out their faith in daily life, reaching out to our community with the good news of Jesus. We are open to new ideas and ways of engaging and reaching the people of our area;
  • will provide leadership on safeguarding and encourage all to contribute toward creating a safer church.
  • will be fully supportive of women’s ministry in all leadership roles in the Church. Applications for this role are welcomed from male and female ministers alike.

The Archdeacon of Chester, The Venerable Michael Gilbertson is available for a conversation should you wish. Tel: 01928 718834 ext 253 or Email:

Applications should by preference be made to the Archdeacon of Chester USING THE DIOCESAN APPLICATION FORM available on the website

Incumbent for St Peter's Rock Ferry - Diocese of Chester (

Closing date: 31 October 2022

Interviews: 25 November 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.