Priest in Charge of Gargrave with Coniston Cold and Kirby in Malhamdale. These parishes, to be united in the proposed Upper Aire benefice, sit at the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales, near Skipton. Each of these three churches has its own story and a close relationship to its communities. The main industries are agriculture and tourism: the area is beautiful and welcoming, but there are issues of rural deprivation, high cost of housing and the future of farming. The Bishop of Leeds is looking to appoint a Priest in Charge to share both in the cure of souls and in responsibility, under God, for transforming lives, congregations and communities, and specifically to develop the benefice as a mutually supportive group of parishes. The Priest in Charge will be based at Gargrave, in a team with a House for Duty priest based in Kirkby Malham, to be recruited in due course.
The closing date is Wednesday 3rd July
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th July
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th July
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Rt. Revd. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, Tel: 01765 601094 or email her PA, Mrs Judith Richardson, Judith.email@example.com
We are seeking a priest who can:
It is important that our new Priest can:
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.