Incumbent for Tarporley

21Rural Ministry in central Cheshire

We are seeking a mission-minded incumbent for this parish of central tradition in a rural setting, within easy reach of Chester. The population is around 4,000.

The parish is of central tradition and includes the parish church in Tarporley itself, and two daughter churches in the outlying villages of Cotebrook and Eaton. There are two church schools.

We are looking for a new incumbent who will:

  • be an effective preacher and good communicator with teaching ability;
  • relate well to children and young people both in church and at the schools;
  • encourage the development of Christian discipleship and lay ministry;
  • build on the foundations laid in recent years and maintain the unity which has grown between the three churches;
  • be energetic, and a good organiser with a genuine pastoral heart;
  • minister well among the retired and elderly in the parish;
  • engage well with the wider local community.

Closing date for applications:                          21 March     

Shortlisting:                                                           24 March

Interviews:                                                              13 April

(Interviews might be in person or via Zoom, depending on an assessment of the circumstances nearer the time)                                          

Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss the post with:

The Ven Dr Michael Gilbertson, Archdeacon of Chester

01928 718834 ext 253 or 07921 040154 or Email: 

Applications should also be sent to this email address

Parish Profile

Parish Fact Sheet

Annual Report

Brief guide to St Helen's, Tarporley

Application Form





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