Full-Time Incumbent St Mary without the Walls (Handbridge)
Salary:£31026 – £31026
Job Type:Office Holder
Closes: 9 Jun 2024

An exciting opportunity to develop mission in the city of Chester

We are seeking an incumbent for this thriving parish of modern catholic tradition, in Chester. It is a largely residential area, but includes part of Chester University and several schools, including a church school with which there are excellent relationships. There is a new parish centre next to the church, which acts as a busy community hub. There is a strong choral tradition with an excellent choir. A well-appointed rectory is provided. The living is under the patronage of the Duke of Westminster.

The parish is seeking an incumbent who will:

  • be joyful and prayerful, and creative in leading worship, working with the congregation to be fully inclusive, including developing the use of Prayers of Love and Faith.
  • guide us, direct and stir up our vision for the future of St Mary’s, reaching out beyond our walls, into the diversity of this parish.
  • lead us and help us to increase our own ability to witness to and speak about our faith.
  • work collaboratively to encourage everyone to play an active part in all aspects of church life.
  • develop our work with families, children and young adults, working alongside our new salaried Children and Families Lead, when appointed.
  • foster a good safeguarding culture in the parish.

Closing date for applications: 9 June

Interviews: 9 July

Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss the post with the archdeacon:

The Ven Dr Michael Gilbertson
Archdeacon of Chester
01928 718834 ext 253
07921 040154

Applications by preference to be sent to this email address.

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

Link to advert on The Church of England website.