Priest in Charge of Hull Minster

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Priest in Charge of Hull Minster.

HULL MINSTER sits at the heart of our city and combines a vibrant parish life with a civic ministry larger than some cathedrals. As a Minster we seek to reach out across the city whilst retaining a particular concern for our deprived parish and our congregations reflect this breadth.

We are in the third major phase of an extensive renovation of our building. The work so far has created one of the most attractive event venues in the city and enables our wide breadth of worship styles to flourish.

All of this requires a priest who can provide clear and effective organisational leadership, including the oversight of our large team of employees and volunteers, and an understanding of the financial demands upon us.

  • To establish a strategic approach to the leadership and oversight of the church
  • To bring an expectancy that God will further grow the church and put in place measures that encourage this to occur
  • To set in place good relationships and structures that enable you to be an effective leader of leaders, of both paid and voluntary staff
  • To engage meaningfully with the commercial and financial aspects of the life of the Minster, offering insights and oversight to the Operational Team
  • To relate to the wide range of people that engage with the Minster, showing warmth and welcome
  • To establish good links with the wider City and contribute to the civic role of the Minster
  • To identify, and agree with the PCC, how best to contribute to the ongoing building project and the proposed organ and choral development
  • To create a Role Description for the new Associate post and lead the recruitment process for the post
  • To deepen links with St Mary’s Lowgate and establish a plan for taking on oversight of the parish and establishing a strategy for ministry to the City Centre
  • To be an effective contributor to the life of the Deanery

We are seeking someone who will sit comfortably within our open evangelical tradition and will be:

  • A prayerful disciple of Jesus who inspires and is empathetic to all people.
  • Faith-filled and expectant that God will grow our church
  • Strategic in their approach and an effective leader of leaders to develop our vision as a Minster Church
  • Committed to mission and evangelism, leading by example
  • Dedicated to support the growth of music, from choral to contemporary
  • Ready to embrace complexity given the variety of the Minster’s life
  • An effective contributor to the life of the Deanery

God has taken us on a remarkable journey in recent years and we are looking for a new Minister who believes that even greater things lie ahead!

Please have a look at the PARISH PROFILE

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, 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

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.

Find out more about us at our microsite:

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: Wednesday 11 December,2019

Parish Visit and Interviews: Thursday 16 January AND Friday 17 January (NOT Sat 18 Jan as advertised).