For the Benefice of Pickering with Levisham, Lockton and Marishes
Could you lead God’s people
in this beautiful area of Ryedale?
We are seeking someone with vision and excellent preaching skills who will help us build on our strong foundations whilst developing healthy, growing churches which are well-equipped to take the gospel out into the wider community.
This benefice has become vacant through the retirement of the previous incumbent. It offers a wonderful opportunity for imaginative market town and rural ministry. There is excellent lay leadership, and the engagement of a number of active retired clergy. Ecumenical relationships are strong.
Recent years have seen a concentration on worship and activities gathering in the church buildings, we hope there may now be further exploration of ways in which the church's mission can be more fully integrated with the wider life of the communities.
We are seeking:
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:https://jobs.churchofengland.org/GCMND/
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Bishop of Whitby, the Rt. Revd. Paul Ferguson Tel: 01642 593273
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.
Closing date for applications: Monday 9th March, 2020
Interviews: Monday 23rd March, 2020