St. John the Evangelist, Sandiway

Our ideal candidate will lead us forward and help us to grow: a person who will support us, guide us and share with us as we move into the next stage of our journey as we embark on the reordering of our church. 

St John’s is an open evangelical church, which has equality, diversity and inclusivity at its heart, striving to live as Christlike a life as possible. We are seeking an incumbent who will support our growing church family.

Our parish is fully supportive of women’s ministry. 

Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:


  • Focused on God, continuing to grow in their own faith and be passionate about helping others to grow and deepen theirs.
  • Live their life by God’s word and encourage others to do so too.


  • A team player.
  • Able to lead and support our successful lay ministry, serving the parish as well as the congregation.
  • Organised and self-motivated yet able to encourage others in the use of their talents.
  • Able to delegate and manage.
  • A good communicator and an effective listener.
  • Open to new views but recognise where tradition is important.


  • Proactive throughout the village community bringing God’s message to all.
  • Committed, available, accessible and approachable.
  • Sociable, warm and friendly, showing kindness to all.
  • Known throughout the community, identifying with and caring for all ages through whatever life brings.
  • Have empathy for all age groups and stages of life and nurture a family church.
  • Maintain a variety of services with relevance to today’s society and to our congregations.
  • Support and encourage us in developing our understanding of the Bible and its relevance in our lives.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Interviews: Saturday 1st June 2019

Full time stipend £25,526

Applications should be made to the Bishop of Birkenhead, preferably using the application form below or alternatively via Pathways. 

About the parish

Fact Sheet

Annual report

Guide booklet

Application Form

For informal enquiries please contact the Bishop of Birkenhead on 0151 652 2741 or email


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