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Archdeacon of Macclesfield


North West


Ref: JN011781

Are you up for helping us reach 1.5 million people with the good news of Christ?


The next Archdeacon of Macclesfield will be many things: organised, experienced, inspiring, approachable, kind, and prayerful. They will be committed to excellence in safeguarding. They will be passionate advocates for the people and communities of this Diocese, especially those who are most disadvantaged. They will be a great team player, a clear communicator, and a gift of a colleague. Above all, though, they will love Jesus and love people.


Is God calling you to serve as the next Archdeacon of Macclesfield?


If God might be calling you, and especially if you don’t feel very confident, please do be in touch for an informal conversation with Bishop Mark.


Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, manage processes well, and have significant experience in parish ministry. We lament the lack of visible diversity in our senior team and particularly encourage applications which will address this.


Based at Church House, Daresbury, with meetings at Bishop’s House in Chester, home working, and travel around the Diocese. The role description, person specification, further information and application form can be downloaded from the Diocesan website by clicking the 'apply for this job' button below.


Closing date: Friday, 1st December 2023
Interviews: 4th and 5th January 2024

For an informal conversation or to submit applications contact the Bishop of Chester, by email: or by phone/post

Tel: 01244 350864

Bishop’s House, Abbey Street, Chester, CH1 2JD


The Diocese of Chester will only interview those with up to date safeguarding training and a valid DBS check

Closing date: 01 December 2023

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