Rector of St Giles, Newcastle under Lyme with St Thomas, Butterton

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Post Reference: cofe/TP/3667/1416
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Clergy
Closing Date: 22/05/2019
Region / Division: Lichfield
Post Category: Clergy
Organizational Unit: Benefice
Location: St Giles is Church St, Stoke on Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme


We are looking to appoint a new Rector for St Giles, Newcastle-under-Lyme and St Thomas, Butterton in Lichfield Diocese. 

St Giles is the main church in the heart of the town centre of Newcastle built on an ancient site in the 1860s. St Thomas is a village church over 100 years old. A broad range of worship styles has been developed with more options in recent years for services throughout the week. A dedicated and experienced Ministry Team enables this. Communion based services on Sunday prevail with an All-Ages more informal well attended family service held once a month at St Giles.

Our aims are .. to learn about God; to demonstrate his love for us; to share our faith with others.

Post Introduction

St Giles' Church is in the centre of the Staffordshire market town of Newcastle-under- Lyme and St Thomas' Church is in the village of Butterton, three miles away.  Newcastle is home to Keele University and is immediately to the west of Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire forming part of the Potteries conurbation.  The beautiful countryside of  Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, and Derbyshire is easily accessible. 

The village of Butterton is about three miles away.

Ministry Team

The Ministry Team comprises of five persons - three men and two women, plus an incumbent. We have a part-time Children and Families` Worker who has been in post over two and a half years and we plan to extend her current three year contract in the summer.

Main Responsibilities

The new Rector will take the lead in the challenges and opportunities facing the church and as a parish priest taking us forward, having an understanding of the diverse needs of different age groups.


The Ideal Candidate

Our new Rector will 

  • Have Sacrament and Scripture at the heart of their personal spirituality
  • Be rooted in prayer and confident of the guidance of the Holy Spirit
  • Be dedicated to the pastoral needs of people
  • Be a team player who is comfortable working with a Covenanted Ministry Team
  • Be comfortable with a visible profile in the life of the town and the civic role of St Giles
  • Enjoy a close working relationship with the church primary school.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

About Us

Simeon's Trustees and Hyndman's Trustees are leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trusts, with patronage interests in nearly 200 parishes in over 40 dioceses.

For more information see or contact Ann Brown      

If you wish to have an information conversation with either the Archdeacon or the Simeon's Trustee directly involved please read the Information Letter for contact details.

Closing date: midnight 22 May

Visit and Interviews: 17-18 June

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