House for Duty Priest in the North Holderness Deanery

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House for Duty Priest in the North Holderness Deanery.

The friendly deanery of North Holderness is seeking a Priest to work across our villages, coastal communities and the town of Hornsea who will share in our varied patterns of worship, traditions and community life.

The present post-holder has shown that this additional ministerial resource can make a significant difference to the deanery and we are seeking a Priest who will develop their own specialist area of ministry, using their particular gifts and interests, alongside Sunday duties and some ministry with Occasional Offices. We are looking for a collaborative colleague who is happy to be independent, flexible and willing to show initiative.

There will be no expectation of having any of the legal responsibilities of an Incumbent. A modern four bedroom house in pleasant village, central for the deanery, is provided and full expenses are covered. We are handy for the Coast, Beverley, the Wolds and the City of Hull.

This is a unique opportunity to share in the mission and ministry of a rural deanery (with 22 churches) without the responsibility of being an incumbent. This post was created to enable someone to offer their own specialism and to be an extra resource for a deanery which tends to be short on licensed Ministers or those with PTO. We are seeking a priest who can build on the success of the present post-holder to support and be a vital part of North Holderness Deanery.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take Services each Sunday with a particular focus on providing holiday cover for the 4 incumbents, and to contribute to the taking of the Occasional Offices.

We are looking for someone who is happy to be independent, flexible, pro-active and willing to show initiative.

We are not asking for a specific specialism in advance, rather we are willing to explore what gifts/talents you might be able to offer us and how the life of the deanery can be enhanced by the ministry you would bring.

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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, Dr John Sentamu. 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

Find out more about us at our microsite 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 or The Area Dean, the Revd Anne White T: 01964 527230.

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.

An interview date is to be arranged.