Trinity College and the Diocese of Leeds seek an Incumbent For The Penhill Benefice
The PENHILL BENEFICE is a family of four parishes covering 64 square miles of central Wensleydale. The scenery is stunning, the people are famously friendly and the local food is second to none. We also have the challenges of hidden poverty, unaffordable homes, low wages, and a lack of local public services. We are looking for a priest who has a calling to serve God in this setting, who:
Our Mission Statement: The Penhill Benefice is committed to show the love of God and the saving grace of Jesus. We share together as the body of Christ, in prayer, worship, ministry and fellowship. In the power of the Holy Spirit we are called to mission and outreach and to be a support and comfort in the community.
For an informal conversation with the Area Bishop, or if you require any further information, please contact the office of the Bishop of Ripon, the Rt. Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley c/o firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01765 601094
Closing date – Monday 3rd June
Shortlisting date – Wednesday 12th June
Interview date – Tuesday 18th June
The preferred candidate will meet with the Patron on Tuesday 25th June, 2.00 p.m., at Trinity College, Cambridge
Our priest will need to:
The Benefice is looking for someone who is able to demonstrate experience and proven competency in the following areas:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The Anglican Diocese of Leeds comprises five Episcopal Areas, each coterminous with an Archdeaconry. This is now one of the largest dioceses in the country, and its creation is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a population of around 2,642,400 people.
The three former dioceses were created in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to cater for massive population changes brought about by industrialisation and, later, mass immigration. The diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield), large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury), market towns (Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon, Richmond and Wetherby), and deeply rural areas (the Dales). The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.
The Diocesan Bishop (The Rt Rev’d Nick Baines) is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon), and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven).
Our vision as the Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For all of our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith which has inspired a track record of church growth, both numerically and spiritually.