Priest-in-Charge of Willaston

Priest-in-Charge of Willaston

Semi-Rural Ministry on the Wirral

Christ Church Willaston


We are seeking a part-time priest-in-charge offering Sunday duties plus three days per week for this small benefice (population 2,600) in an attractive part of the Wirral. Overall, the church tradition is fairly central, although the incoming priest-in-charge will be someone who can relate well to a breadth of traditions. There is a desire to reach out to younger generations, building on good existing children’s work and strong links with the church school. An SSM Associate Minister serves in the parish. A good modern vicarage is provided in the village and there is a 40% stipend.

We are looking for a mission-minded new priest-in-charge who:

  • is a disciple of Jesus Christ, a person of faith and prayer, loving God and neighbour, having the fruit of the Spirit and filled with an infectious and life transforming faith;
  • has an inspirational and flexible approach to worship, making use of and
  • can develop the gifts and talents in the congregation;
  • can relate effectively to different generations and build up a ministry to all;
  • can understand, interpret and teach the Word of God in formal and informal settings;
  • will enhance and develop the leadership team with organisational and communication skills;
  • will be forward thinking and to inspire and enthuse us to reach out and increase the size and make-up of our congregation;
  • is community-minded and will minister in a way which is visible and accessible to people;
  • will contribute to the life of the Church of England Primary School and help the church to develop further the working relationships with the school and with local youth organisations

Closing date for applications:    30 September       

Interviews:    19 October  

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

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