Applications are invited for the post of Vicar of the United Benefice of St. Mary Whitegate with St. Peter Little Budworth.
The closing date is Monday 5 November 2018
Interviews will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018
If you feel you could be our new Vicar, we’d love to hear from you.
For informal enquiries please contact the Bishop of Birkenhead on 0151 652 2741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications may be made via the Pathways system or via our website https://www.chester.anglican.org/support-services/job-vacancies/diocesan-vacancies/incumbent-7829.php
For more information about the application process, please use this link
These thriving rural parishes, with a combined population of 3,500, are in the historic and beautiful part of Cheshire known as Vale Royal, named after the great Cistercian abbey founded here in 1270. Whitegate and Little Budworth are just 3.6 miles apart, either side of the A54 and approximately 14 miles east of Chester.
We seek to appoint an incumbent who will:
We offer our Vicar:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
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.
There are three Bishops: the Bishop of Chester Peter Forster, the Bishop of Birkenhead Keith Sinclair and the Bishop of Stockport Libby Lane.
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.