Diocese of Lichfield
This is an exciting opportunity for a 0.5 post in a village of 2,200 inhabitants, set in a predominantly rural environment, situated between the West Midlands and Shropshire.
About the role
- We are seeking a Vicar who will bring a strong spiritual and pastoral lead to a committed and caring congregation in this beautiful South Staffordshire village setting.
- The Church is an intrinsic and influential part of the local community and we are eager to develop our local presence and engage with all constituencies.
- You will embrace and further develop the range of worshipping traditions at St. Chad’s which reflect our Anglican and non-Anglican composition.
- There are good links with the local Church School and we are keen to develop these further to attract the next generation into Church.
- You will lead a talented, committed and vibrant local lay team.
- As our spiritual lead, you will bring variety and vision to a congregation hungry for spiritual growth.
- You will bring a passion for the on-going development of the Church in its community and be comfortable and involved in village life.
- You will bring personality, energy and fresh ideas to an environment where you will be embraced by a Church which is open, friendly and welcoming.
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.
Enquiries: Archdeacon of Walsall
All applicants should normally have 3 years’ experience in the Church of England or other Anglican church in the British Isles.
Closing date: 8th December 2023
Familiarisation date: 3rd January 2024
Interviews: 10th January 2024
To apply for this job please visit pathways.churchofengland.org.