All enquiries concerning the parishes listed below should be directed to the Bishop of Beverley's Office unless otherwise indicated. 
All appointments are of a parish priest unless otherwise stated. Details of the terms of the appointment are usually available with the parish details.

Vicar of St Paul’s Royton and Catholic Missioner

Closing Date: 16 October 2017

Interview Date: 30 October 2017


This exciting new post combines parish ministry with a mission brief for the broad range of parishes which identify as catholic in the Oldham area and beyond.


Following the Five Guiding Principles of the House of Bishops Declaration regarding mutual flourishing, this post seeks to help, particularly catholic parishes, to focus on strategies and delivery plans that will foster growth in the Five Marks of Mission and support initiatives for deepening discipleship, spiritual growth, evangelization and engaging with the local community.


A key task will be to build relationships with catholic parishes, initially in the Deaneries of Oldham East and West, supporting them in their mission and building bridges between Society and other catholic parishes.

The post-holder will therefore


  • be a Society priest, confident in their own faith and respectful of the wider traditions in the Church of England.
  • have proven experience in seeing churches of a catholic tradition grow in number, in spiritual health, and in community engagement.
  • have proven experience in working with the wider Church of England structures, whether at deanery or diocesan level.


The postholder will hold the two posts under Regulation 29 9 (1) (g); the posts are permanent and the posts are held in conjunction with each other meaning that if the postholder resigns from one office they must resign the other too.

For further details and an application pack, please contact the Archdeacon of Rochdale’s PA, Amanda Wrigley, on 0161 678 1454 or


You may also wish to speak with The Bishop of Beverley (01904) 628155

The Bishop of Beverley presumes the Diocese of Manchester will require Enhanced DBS Disclosure for this post.