Incumbent of St Andrew’s West Kirby and Priest-in-Charge of St Thomas Liscard

Traditional Catholic Ministry on the Wirral

The Bishop of Chester and the Chapter of Chester Cathedral are looking to appoint a priest with a missional heart to this exciting post at a new stage of the life of these two parishes.

St Andrew’s West Kirby and St Thomas’s Liscard are parishes which stand in the Catholic tradition. They are both affiliated to the Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda and are under the extended episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Beverley.

Links to details of the two parishes are below. Previously, each was served by a part-time incumbent. We are now seeking to appoint a full-time priest to minister across both parishes.

There are real opportunities for mission and growth with two congregations in very different settings reaching out in the love of Jesus Christ to their respective communities and learning from one another. The two parishes have not shared together in ministry in this way before. So one of the key tasks of the new priest will be to work prayerfully with the PCCs and congregations in helping to discern the vision God has for them, including how they might be able to share together in mission and ministry.

The previous Vicar of St Thomas Liscard, Fr Robert Nelson, who lives locally, is staying on for a while as part-time Associate Priest in the parish, to work with the incoming Priest-in-Charge.

A very good vicarage is provided in St Andrew’s parish.

Closing date for applications:                               23 May 2021                                   

Interviews:                                                              14 June 2021

(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

T: 01928 718834 ext 258, M: 07921 040154


Applications should be returned to this email address

West Kirby Parish Profile 

West Kirby Fact Sheet

Liscard Parish Profile

Liscard Fact Sheet

Application Form


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