An adventure in ministry awaits you… in the North Shropshire market town of Whitchurch and the villages of Fauls and Tilstock!
We can offer an active lay ministry team, an Associate Priest, a part-time administrator and part-time director of music, together with supportive congregations enthusiastic to learn and grow within a central church ethos.
We seek a priest who is pastoral and inclusive and enjoys teaching; a collaborator and innovator who would relish the challenges and opportunities of this vibrant and varied Benefice.
We are proud of our heritage but we are prayerfully looking forward to exploring fresh and exciting developments with a new Rector.
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 https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/
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: 6th October 2023
Familiarisation date: 21st November 2023
Interviews: 22nd November 2023
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