Strategic Missioner (for review and development) for the Hanley Team Ministry

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Hanley Team Ministry, Stoke-on-Trent
Office Holder

Hanley is one of the six towns in the Potteries that make up the City of Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke is 40 miles north of Birmingham, 40 miles south of Manchester and close to the edge of the Peak District. Stoke-on-Trent achieved unitary status as a local authority in 1997.

  • We are seeking an open-hearted and faith-full Missioner who will enable us to review and renew our Christian presence in two of our communities.
  • You will get to know and develop collaborative relationships in the local communities around two of our churches.
  • You will work with church people, residents and local organisations to discover what the future might be for those two churches –
    • for the existing groups and congregations that use them
    • to develop new Christian communities
    • whether their buildings are the best places for Christian mission and ministry into the future
    • or elsewhere in their neighbourhoods if such places are available.

The post will be half-time (0.5 FTE) for three years, as an employee of Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance. A house of vicarage standard will be provided.

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's Office

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

Closing date: 23rd March 2023

Interviews: 17th April 2023

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