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Canon for Mission and Faith Development
Liverpool Cathedral is an iconic building which has prayer and worship at the heart of cathedral life. We are known as a place of creativity and encounter which make us a busy place. Up to 500,000 people a year encounter Liverpool Cathedral in one form or another which gives plenty of opportunity to reach out to new people.

Under the leadership of our new Dean, the Very Revd Dr Sue Jones (in post from May 2019) Liverpool Cathedral is refocussing our strategic aim towards the concept of encounter. The cathedral remains a place built “by the people, for the people, to the glory of God” working towards two ambitious goals – to double our worshipping communities and to raise £24m by July 2024.

The cathedral is looking for an experienced priest who can enhance and develop the cathedral’s mission. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills. They will play a full part in cathedral life. They will have a modern, well maintained townhouse in Cathedral Close.

Closing Date: 5pm, 14th December 2018
Interviews: 10th January 2018
Candidates should make sure that they are also free on the afternoon of 9th January.

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Associate Hub Leader, Wigan NorthWest Hub/Parish
We are seeking an Associate Hub Leader to work alongside the Hub Leader to bring the existing two parishes (three churches) together to serve the local community and lead them forward into a vibrant future. Called Wigan NorthWest, the Parish/Hub will become a single parish in January 2020 which will at the same time become part of a deanery-wide Team Benefice made up of seven larger single parishes from the existing 29 parishes in the Wigan Deanery.

Closing Date: 28th November 2018
Interviews: 12th December 2018

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Vicar - Southport Holy Trinity and Priest in Charge of Southport All Saints
We are looking for an enthusiastic leader who can further develop the mission of these two Southport churches. Since early 2017 the two parishes have prayerfully embraced the idea of coming together in partnership. Both PCCs have been proactive in cultivating positive working relationships over the last year and are excited by the possibilities. They are looking for someone who can help them move forward to see a bigger church making a bigger difference.

All Saints is a smaller congregation which has been led by a Local Missional Leader (LML) while Holy Trinity, with a larger congregation, is a diverse town centre parish whose incumbent retired recently. The role is a stimulating, creative and demanding one which is supported by a significant number of gifted lay leaders.

The Vicar will have the use of the vicarage for Holy Trinity parish.

Closing Date: 22nd November 2018
Interviews: 10th December 2018

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Priest in Charge - East Widnes Team
We are seeking an experienced, generous priest able to think creatively about the three worshipping communities that lie close to Widnes. You will find a great deal of variety across the team. We have three worshipping communities – St Luke’s in Farnworth – based in a Grade II* listed building; Cronton Mission which meets in the school hall in a nearby village and the active St Ambrose Church in the North East of Widnes.

You will lead a strong team at St Luke’s and Cronton Mission, which includes a number of active Readers and work alongside the Team Vicar at St Ambrose. Together you will work towards a shared mission supporting the vision of becoming a bigger church to make a bigger difference. You will be doing this while respecting the identity and traditions of the individual churches.

We will find you a new house as a suitable base for your ministry

Closing Date: 19th November 2018
Parish Tours: 3rd December 2018
Interviews: 4th December 2018


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Why Work For Us?

The Diocese of Liverpool is an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to be. We serve a wide mix of communities in urban, rural and town parishes. We are innovative, seeking new ways to further God’s mission while respecting cherished traditions. The Diocese of Liverpool strives for equal opportunities in all our appointments.

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Enquiries regarding Clergy Vacancies should be directed to the Appointments Secretary: or phone 0151 705 2178