Vicar of Pattingham with Patshull and Bishop's Advisor on the Environment

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The Parish of Pattingham with Patshull is an attractive rural area situated in the South Staffordshire countryside approximately 6 miles from Wolverhampton and 10 miles from Bridgnorth.

The postholder will be concurrently incumbent of the Benefice of Pattingham with Patshull and Bishop’s Advisor on the Environment on a 0.5 plus 0.5 basis. The PCC and the Bishop of Lichfield are keen to attract a priest with a heart for community-based mission within a rural village setting and with a passion for environmental justice for this exciting, pioneering joint post.

As Vicar of Pattingham, we are looking for a Priest who…

• Wants to be part of the community and to engage with all constituencies in this rural setting

• Will give a strong spiritual and pastoral lead to a committed and caring congregation

• Will embrace and develop the range of worshipping traditions at St Chad’s that reflect our Anglican and non-Anglican composition

• Will develop existing links with the Church School and lead us in attracting the next generation into the Church.

As Bishop’s Advisor on the Environment, the postholder will be a member of the Diocesan Mission Team and working with central sector colleagues and parishes will lead on enabling the Diocese to progress towards achieving Net Carbon Zero by 2030. We are looking for…

  • Experience and enjoyment of working successfully in multi disciplinary teams
  • Confidence and competence in leading complex initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communications including those involving presenting technical information to a range of audiences
  • The ability to both think strategically and to be task focussed

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: Archdeacon of Walsall’s Office - The Ven. Julian Francis
01543 622590 or email

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

Closing date: 2nd June 2023

Familiarisation date: 20th June 2023

Interviews: Beginning of July 2023