Curacy Vacancies

Curacy Vacancies for 2022 - for Church of England ordinands released by their sponsoring diocese.

Are you completing ordination training in 2022? Have you been released by your sponsoring diocese to look elsewhere? If your answer to both these questions is yes then do consider coming to Lichfield Diocese for your curacy. We have a variety of title parishes for which we are seeking curates. Please explore the parish profiles via the links below and if you are interested in any of the curacies listed please contact our Director of Ordinands Romita Shrisunder by phone (07949 033091) or email. Please note that every year we have more shortlisted parishes than we are able to fill from our curate allocation. This is so that we can create a pool of parishes that reflects the diversity of our diocese. In order to ensure that we don’t exceed the total number of curacies available in the diocese we have a set number of curacies which can be actively explored by potential curates at any one time. Curacy exploration is a long process and we do not remove the listings below until curacies have formally been offered by the Bishops.
To find out more about our new curacy training programme please look at our Curates' Training webpage.

Here are the potential parishes with links to their full profiles:

Shrewsbury S.Giles with Sutton, and Atcham

Two diverse parishes offering a broad spectrum of ministry. One church is in a sub-urban area, the other in a rural setting. There are many opportunities to learn and grow in key ‘life event’ ministries. Both churches have a Eucharistic foundation. St Giles is open to new styles of liturgy and fresh expressions of church and St Eata’s is based upon the Book of Common Prayer. The parishes offer an extensive spectrum of ministry and no two days will be the same! There are 2 C of E primary schools, residential homes, and expanding parish with new housing being built and numerous opportunities to learn, grow and develop in ministry. Parish profile

The Benefice of Wrockwardine

Twelve churches of varied traditions and pioneering spirit. Idyllic rural villages nestled under The Wrekin and between the largest Shropshire towns of Shrewsbury and Telford. Our benefice would be suitable for a pioneer curate who is committed to a vision of seeing Fresh Expressions and inherited as two strands of ministry in a post covid world, both with equal value, both with distinct DNA, but working in a complimentary way. We would like to see both strands to be growing, committed to mission, committed to the diocesan priorities of discipleship, vocation, and evangelism. Parish profile

Trinity Churches, Meole Brace

We are a thriving community of Christians of all ages in beautiful Shrewsbury, close to the Welsh border and an hour from both Birmingham and Chester. Together we are growing faith, proclaiming hope, and living in the love of Jesus. We can offer you some great training, opportunities to get involved in ministry and mission in a multi-congregational context, and a long and proven track record of helping curates develop their giftings as part of our large staff team. Come and join us! Parish profile

Cheswardine, Childs Ercall, Hales, Hinstock, Sambrook and Stoke on Tern

The United Cheswardine Benefice consists of 6 rural parishes with a broad range of services from BCP Evensong to Youth-led worship. We are committed to working and praying together, supporting one another to share the love of Christ with our communities in meaningful ways guided by the Holy Spirit. There are opportunities for training in ministry and mission through the occasional offices, pioneer outreach with young people or chaplaincy placements locally. We seek to do this within a healthy rhythm of prayer, rest and retreat. Parish profile

Newport with Longford and Chetwynd

Community based congregations in rural Shropshire. Newport is in a small market town on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. Chetwynd is its mainly rural next-door neighbour. Both churches are of a central tradition. Parish profile

Leek and Meerbrook

St Edward’s is the original parish church of Leek, and we were due to celebrate our 700th anniversary last year but much of what we had planned has had to be postponed (and might be happening in 2022)! We are of middle churchmanship encompassing a wide range of service styles including BCP, Common Worship, All Age, Taizé, Celtic and Iona with both traditional hymns led by the choir and modern worship led by the music group. We are now posting a weekly service on our YouTube channel and hope to begin livestreaming in the coming months as well as maintaining our presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Leek is a market town on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands with lots of great places to explore and has a good range of shops and several schools which are rated above average. Parish profile

The Benefice of Uttoxeter

A benefice consisting of 11 churches, 9 in rural villages/hamlets with the other two in the market town of Uttoxeter. They are all of a central tradition. Parish profile

The Benefice of Darlaston and Moxley

Our worship is engaging and transforming (even in these times), as we look to the new things God is showing us about His church. We are excited about getting back to our roots in Jesus and are exploring what being Good News means and might look like to our diverse communities.  Our first "KAIROS" group met last week to study, pray and get to grips with what mission meant to Jesus and how we can embed this into the life of the church here.
So, exciting times ahead! Do have a look at the profile and do get in touch if you would like to come for a visit to see and experience for yourself. Parish Profile.


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