15% stipend 2 days plus Sunday
We are looking for a part time Incumbent (15% stipend £4,103.25, plus house which equates to 2 days plus Sunday) in the lovely suburban setting of Compstall. Compstall is surrounded by stunning parks yet close to excellent access links to Manchester and beyond.
Whilst the village is a small community the Church draws folk from a wider area and has grown in recent years.
Can you lead the Church as they seek to continue to grow and develop with a multi-generational approach? The Churches mission statement says that they are ‘walking in faith with the community’ and this is a lived reality with excellent connections with the village that helps them achieve their vision to be ‘Christ’s presence in the world’.
The Church is looking for a good listener, full of faith, who will work with an active congregation.
The Church is well resourced including having a multi-generational orchestra on some Sundays and they have carried out extensive repairs to the building in recent years leaving the Church plant in excellent condition. There is also an excellent Church Hall that is extensively used during the week.
Housing is an issue and an early conversation with the Archdeacon would be advised if you’re interested.
The Archdeacon of Macclesfield, The Venerable Ian Bishop is available for a conversation should you wish. Tel: 01260 272 875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should by preference be made to theUSING THE DIOCESAN
APPLICATION FORM available on the website
Closing date: 29 January 2023
Interviews: 3 March 2023
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 www.chester.anglican.org 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.