Priest in Charge of Scalby and Hackness

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North Yorkshire

coast & moorland

Priest in Charge of St Laurence, Scalby withSt Peter, Hackness

Working within the North Scarborough Group Ministry

Are you called by God to serve in our two parishes in this area of outstanding natural beauty, and also be an active member of our wider Group Ministry? Our two churches combine both suburban and rural settings, with both large and small congregations. We want to make Christ known to our community, strongly desiring that our ministry thrives, led by an energetic and enthusiastic parish priest who will help us grow spiritually fit.

We offer:

  • Active & supportive ministry group including ministers and laity
  • Children, Families and Youth Worker
  • Administrative Support
  • Encouragement to maintain a sustainable ministry
  • Prayerful, active and supporting congregations
  • Modern detached house and garden in the village of Scalby

This is suitable as a first post or for an experienced priest.

The new priest should be:

  • Energetic and young at heart
  • Enthusiastic and willing to support plans for growth
  • Unafraid to challenge
  • A good communicator with good collaborative skills & understanding of the use of technology
  • Someone who is at ease in their Christian skin with a good sense of humour
  • Willing to work within the North Scarborough Group Ministry
  • A person of prayer and a deep personal faith in the Lord Jesus, who can encourage, energise and inspire
  • Able to manage a team of clergy and lay people

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: Monday 27 January,2020

Interviews: Wednesday 26 February, 2020