House for Duty. Priest in Charge. Cloughton & Ravenscar

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Come and join us – we live by the coast in glorious countryside, just north of Scarborough and all in ‘God’s own county’! Both churches are immersed in their communities and very committed to being the church for their village, we are seeking someone who understands rural life and will share this commitment with us.



The last 12 months has seen the parishes pro-actively adopting change and new approaches. St Mary’s in Cloughton have emerging plans to re-develop the church interior so that it becomes a hub for greater congregational and community use. ,This work will be managed by the PCC with support from external project management. 

St Hilda’s at Ravenscar nearly closed recently but local people reacted very positively and have started attending the church, with a regular congregation of 15 at their monthly Service. Both parishes have contributed to a review of ministry provision which led to the creation of a new benefice of Cloughton & Ravenscar, from two larger existing benefices; currently they are in separate benefices. These wider changes have the support of all six PCCs that are affected and we are seeking to appoint a Priest in Charge now, with the wider scheme expected to come into effect in late 2020. The new Minister will play a significant part in shaping the next stage of the life of these two parishes.

  • Leading the churches forward in mission
  • Being an active presence in the villages, deepening their community links
  • Inspiring and encouraging the congregations in their life with God
  • Establishing the new benefice and discerning how best the two parishes should relate to one another
  • Playing an active part in the life of the North Scarborough Group and being a member of the Group’s Steering Committee

We are looking for a collaborative Minister who will enjoy being part of the effective North Scarborough Group Ministry which enables the sharing of resources and insights across three benefices. It is a review of the Group’s Ministry which has led to the creation of this new post to enable more resources to be focussed on the leading and direct oversight of the churches. Our new Minister will help us to shape this next stage of our life together.

  • Encouraging us in mission for growth
  • Being an active presence in our villages, deepening our community links
  • Energising and inspiring us in our life with God
  • Leading worship creatively across a range of styles
  • Communicating and preaching ably and relevantly

For more information about this application process, please use this link

The Diocese of York

The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, and two National Parks.  Extending from the River Tees to the River Humber, and from around the A1 road to the incomparable Yorkshire coast, the area is home to around 1.4 million people.

We are a family of 607 churches and 125 schools in 470 parishes, led and guided in their faith and work by the Archbishop of York,Stephen Cottrell.  York Minster is our principal church.  Our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples.

We are currently working through a Diocesan Strategy that focuses on:

Reaching those we currently don't

Moving to Growth

Achieving sustainable finances

Our official website can be found here:

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Archdeacon of the East Riding, the Ven Andy Broom T: 01482 881659

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Unfortunately it is not always straightforward for clergy from overseas to be appointed to posts in the Church of England.  The policy of the UK Border Agency is that normally the organisation making an appointment has been able to prove that it is impossible to appoint a person who is a national of a European Economic Area country, before a visa giving permission to work will be issued to a person who comes from elsewhere.

This appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Check.

Closing date for applications: Monday 26 October, 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 25 November, 2020