Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church (St Peter)

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Are you attracted to town centre ministry?

Our Church is “Open, Warm and Welcoming and we want to glorify God through all that we do.

Our new priest should be a Christian leader able to bring out the best in people and empower them for mission and ministry.

We would welcome a priest who is:

  • A Godly visionary , comfortable leading our worship with integrity
  • Able to minister and communicate to a diverse range of people
  • Able to strengthen links with the Civic, University and Business Communities
  • Appreciative of the spiritual life of the church and supportive of the contribution that music makes to worship

We offer:

  • A congregation that has embraced Leading your Church into Growth
  • Support with strong lay leaders in all key areas
  • Welcoming and hard-working people with many talents
  • A glorious church building

Closing Date: 16th November 2019

Interviews: 27th November 2019

The congregation are seeking a priest who can help them:

  • To develop the mission and role of this important church within its community, building on previous work done
  • To nurture and grow the worship and musical tradition of the church, taking into account the complimentary strengths of its differing congregations whilst retaining a sense of one parish family
  • To strengthen links with the business community and University and with the civic leaders in Huddersfield
  • To minister confidently and empathetically to a wide range of people in the congregations and beyond
  • To offer a suitable context for training people for lay and ordained ministries within the church.

Our new vicar will be, sociable, dynamic, approachable, flexible, empathetic, with a good sense of humour.

He/ she will have the ability to:

  • Grow the strength of one or more congregations
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues lay and ordained
  • Develop and encourage further the gifts and skills of the congregation for ministry
  • Strengthen links with the local community and civic leaders
  • Grow a vision for the future of the church within Huddersfield

Please see the Person Specification attached for further details of the essential and desirable qualities we are seeking in relation to this post.

About Us

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 in 2014 is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles with a population of around 2,642,400 people. The Diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield) large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury), market towns (Todmorden, Harrogate, Skipton, Richmond, Ripon and Wetherby) and deeply rural areas especially in the Dales. The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.

Five area bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Ripon and Wakefield and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Richmond and Craven and Wakefield. assist the Diocesan Bishop (The Rt. Revd Nicholas Baines)

The benefice Huddersfield Parish is at the centre of the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, in the Archdeaconry of Halifax. The Bishop of Huddersfield is The Rt. Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs and the Archdeacon of Halifax is The Venerable Dr Anne Dawtry.

Our vision as a Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the Good News of Jesus Christ. For all our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith and with a commitment to church growth both numerical and spiritual.