Mission Priest (Part-time: 0.4 Stipend or House for Duty) in the Abbeylands Team Ministry, Leeds

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Leeds
Clergy
0.4 Stipend or House for Duty

The Abbeylands Team Ministry serves an area of West Leeds around the historic site of Kirkstall Abbey. It comprises three parishes, St Margaret’s, Horsforth, St. Stephen’s, Kirkstall, and Hawksworth Wood with Moor Grange.

The Mission Priest is an exciting new role, working as part of the Team with a particular ministry reaching out to the area south of the A65 including the new communities of Horsforth Vale and Kirkstall Forge, developing new initiatives and forging links with the established churches as appropriate.

We are looking for a Mission Priest (Part-time: 0.4 Stipend or House for Duty) in the Abbeylands Team Ministry, Leeds
(with special responsibility for outreach to the new communities of Kirkstall Forge and Horsforth Vale)

Closing date: 3 September - 12 noon
Interview date: 17/9/2018

  • reach out to the area of the Team parishes south of the A65 including the new communities of Horsforth Vale and Kirkstall Forge developing new initiatives and forging links with established churches as appropriate.
  • consult widely on the future mission and ministry needs of the new communities and how these might be resourced.
  • contribute to the ministry and shared leadership of the Abbeylands Team.
  • maintain and develop own spiritual life and understanding of theology in current context.

We are looking for someone:

  • who can engage with the emerging communities
  • skilled at consulting widely on the future mission needs of the area.
  • with vision to imagine new ways of developing Christian communities
  • with the energy to bring new ideas to life.
  • willing to take risks in developing new initiatives to share the Gospel

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

Abbeylands is a vibrant area of Leeds, home to young professionals, students, families, older and retired people, with a relatively small BME population, mainly of East European, Asian or Afro-Caribbean origin. The area has good communication links via road, rail and air, and there are good primary and secondary schools. Whilst forming part of suburban Leeds, the area has many woods, open green spaces and parkland. Work has recently begun on a number of new housing developments along the banks of the River Aire, most particularly at ‘Kirkstall Forge’ with a new railway station and office developments.

Our vision as the Diocese is for 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.