2 Sep 2020

Recruitment: Archdeacon of France



As part of our strategy to provide more effective oversight across our huge Diocese, the Bishop is seeking to appoint an Archdeacon for the Archdeaconry of France. 

This is a new stipendiary post which is being created after a long period of consultation culminating in approval of funding by Diocesan Synod in 2016 and affirmed by subsequent diocesan synods.  The policy in the Diocese is for all new posts to be openly advertised, as was the case in the recent appointments of two other stipendiary archdeacons in the Diocese.

The role:

The role is to support and nurture Anglican clergy and churches across France and Monaco. When the current Acting Archdeacon of Switzerland retires, it is intended that the territory will be extended to cover Switzerland. The role is full-time.

The work involves growing churches in start-up situations as well as established settings, recruiting and caring for our clergy, leading synods and liaising with other Christian churches. There is a particular missional requirement to create new communities in some of the major cities of France where we do not so far have a presence.

The post requires someone with a high degree of self-motivation and experience who will also work well as part of the Bishop’s Senior Staff and contribute to diocesan mission thinking and strategy. The post requires fluent communication skills in English and French (German would be an asset), excellent personal organisation and high resilience.

The person appointed will need to live in France.

Further information on the post, and how to apply is available at these links: