Diocesan Chancellor

Work Terms Part-Time
Application Deadline 11th June 2021
Interview Date 28th June 2021
Job Details

The Bishop of Hereford is seeking to appoint a new Diocesan Chancellor with effect from the autumn of 2021. 

The Diocese of Hereford 

The Diocese of Hereford covers the whole of Herefordshire, the southern half of Shropshire and a few parishes in Powys and Monmouthshire.  It has a population of 326,000.  It is predominantly a rural Diocese. Its origins date back to 676.

The Diocese is led by the Bishop of Hereford, the Right Reverend Richard Jackson, who was appointed to the position in spring 2020.  He is supported by two Archdeacons, the Venerable Derek Chedzey, who is Archdeacon of Hereford, and the Venerable Fiona Gibson, who is the newly-appointed Archdeacon of Ludlow. The Diocesan Registrar is Jeremy Wilding, a local solicitor based in Hereford, who took up office in the summer of 2020.

The Diocese has approximately 86 Benefices and 340 Parishes. Of our 403 church buildings 85% are Grade I or II*/ II.  We have developed a national reputation for the creative use of our church buildings. 

Further information can be found in the Diocesan profile. The Diocesan Registry also has its own website.

For an informal conversation about the position please contact the Diocesan Registrar, Mr Jeremy Wilding of Gabbs Solicitors, 14 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AP or via email.

How to Apply

  • Closing date is 5pm on Friday 11th June 2021
  • Completed application forms should be sent to Kerry Preedy, HR & Office Manager, The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Hereford, HR4 9BL or submitted by email
  • Interviews will be held on 28th June 2021