Alvanley and Manley

St. John’s Alvanley and Manley is a friendly parish in a rural area of Cheshire, with a small, friendly congregation from diverse backgrounds. We offer a warm welcome to all-comers at our two churches.

We are looking for an enthusiastic house for duty priest who will encourage us in developing our faith whilst at the same time having a strong pastoral ethic.  Sundays plus two days: £3,828.90 actual stipend.

We need someone who:

  • wishes to develop and deepen the faith of the congregation while making it more accessible to the community
  • promotes Bible-based teaching and encourages new forms of worship
  • will challenge us with new ideas
  • will have a powerful vision for St. John’s and for mission and outreach, particularly with teenagers, young adults and those on the fringes of the church (baptismal families and couples marrying in our church)
  • encourages children, and their families, whether at home or in one of our village schools to join in our worship

Our ideal candidate would be someone through whom God’s love for all shines; who has a good sense of humour, warmth and compassion and who understands, and can serve, the rural way of life; who would be a strong leader encouraging us to grow spiritually and numerically.

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Closing Date:  Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Interviews:  Wednesday 13th June 2018

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


Applications may be submitted (electronically or in paper form) using this Application Form or via Pathways, the national CofE recruiting agency

Clergy using the Pathways online system may also need the Pathways guidance here

Please send completed application forms to the Bishop of Birkenhead’s office:

The Rt Revd Keith Sinclair, Bishop’s Lodge, 67 Bidston Road, Prenton, CH43 6TR