Full-time Incumbent Rural Daneside Churches

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Rural Daneside
Office Holder
£28996 - £28996


The picturesque and supportive parishes of Marton, Siddington with Capesthorne, Eaton with Hulme Walfield, and Swettenham.

Our group of well-established and ancient churches within four parishes, that reach from the fringes of Congleton to deepest rural Cheshire, is looking for a new spiritual leader and friend who will immerse themselves in the lives of our diverse communities.

We want to grow as independent but interdependent churches developing our relevance to our communities.

  1. We offer the opportunity to experience rural life in a traditional setting with a modern outlook, alongside people whose faith is deep, and while frequently understated is lived out with authenticity and commitment in their daily lives.
  2. We are looking for someone who is passionate about rural ministry and is excited by the possibilities and prepared for the challenges.
  3. Vision for work with our C of E aided primary school and its role in our parishes is a priority.
  4. Our Vicar must be a team player who can delegate effectively to groups of committed volunteers in each church and be willing to work alongside an excellent admin team and a group that knits the parishes together by sharing skills, experiences and mutual support.

Closing date for applications : 2 January 2024

Interview date: 17 January 2024

The Bishop of Stockport, The Right Reverend Sam Corley, is available for a conversation should you wish:

Tel: 07878 371 897 or by email: bpstockport@chester.anglican.org

Applications should be made using the Diocesan Application form available on the website:

Full time incumbent Rural Daneside Churches - Diocese of Chester (anglican.org)

Please note:

The Diocese of Chester will not interview any candidates for post if they cannot provide assurance of a valid DBS and up to date safeguarding training.

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.

The Diocesan Bishop is Mark Tanner, Bishop of Birkenhead Julie Conalty and the Bishop of Stockport is Samuel Corley.

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.