Priest in Charge (0.5) of Criftins with Dudleston and Welsh Frankton

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Vocation, Vocation, Location. Is God calling YOU to North Shropshire?

We are three rural parishes with a church in each village on the western edge of the Diocese of Lichfield near the North Wales border. A great place to live and work.

Our churches are gently traditional, but with sparks of the unexpected! We maintain links with Criftins CE Primary School (OFSTED & SIAMS reports 'Oustanding').

We are seeking a Priest who can:

  • Communicate the Christian Faith enthusiastically and imaginatively, while respecting our existing traditions
  • Build up our prayer life and worship
  • Identify the gifts of others, encouraging them to flourish
  • Inspire and engage families and support the established work with children and young people
  • Be part of our community, supporting us in outreach pastoral care

We will provide:

  • Ongoing support from two retired clergy
  • Part-time administrative support
  • Our friendship and support

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 Shrewsbury'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: 31st March 2023

Familiarisation date: 16th May 2023

Interviews: 17th May 2023