Rector of Chapel Chorlton, Maer and Whitmore (0.5)

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Chapel Chorlton
Office Holder

We are eager to recruit a new Rector who will be the minister of our 3 beautifully maintained churches in stunning countryside near to The Potteries, Stoke on Trent.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Lead the church and its worship, focussing its mission
  • Challenge, inspire and guide our Christian faith
  • Be visible and participative in the community, across the benefices and communities
  • Develop links with the schools and external organisations
  • Identify and put in place structures for safeguarding

The ideal candidate will be evangelical, spiritual, compassionate and creative in helping us to bring new people to faith in Jesus Christ.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is able to preach inspiringly and engage and challenge the congregation intellectually and spiritually
  • Will have good technical ability, to develop communication and outreach
  • Will be warm, friendly and a good listener
  • Has good interpersonal skills
  • Has leadership experience

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: 12th October 2023

Interviews: 1st November 2023

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