Manchester Diocese : Ecclesial Northern Powerhouse?

Diocese creates vacancies for seven area deans - Manchester vision

Is God calling you to be part of the re-imagination and transformation of the church in Manchester?

The Bishop of Manchester is looking for seven (yes seven!) new full time Area Deans. They will be collaborative and creative priests with a genuine passion for mission. Come and join us to play a significant part in our exciting transformation in the Diocese of Manchester, following the decision to create seven new deaneries out of the 20 current deaneries.

Interested? You will be team players who are imaginative, prayerful and pastorally astute, but also able to make and implement strategic and pioneering decisions in a professional manner. You will help bring about change and transformation to the way we are church in Manchester, geared to mission and growth.

We are not looking for the finished article but people who are missional leaders and have the potential to tackle complex problems, and to resolve conflict in a generous and empathetic way.

We welcome applications from all as we are looking for a diverse team of seven Area Deans, and particularly encourage applications from women, global majority candidates, and those with disabilities, as these groups are currently under-represented at this level.

To find out more, please download the recruitment pack.

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Closing date for applications: 3 January 2021.

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