Based in and around the ‘Cathedral of the Wolds’, this is an opportunity to grow a new vision for ministry and mission in and around the market town of Pocklington in rural East Yorkshire. Pocklington is a vibrant fast-growing market town on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, a hub for the local rural communities, and an increasingly desirable base for commuting into York, Beverley and Hull.
The Pocklington Group currently comprises the nine parishes of the Benefices of Pocklington Wold and Londesborough Wold. Pastoral reorganisation is currently well underway which aims to reduce the group by 2 parishes and to create a single benefice which, it is anticipated, will be ministered to by the appointee, supported by a House for Duty minister to be appointed by the new Incumbent.
This is a great opportunity for someone with vision and a heart for rural ministry to shape a ministry team which will look to grow each of the church communities, finding new ways to share gifts, skills and energy between the churches whilst still maintaining the distinctiveness of each church within their own communities.
Great Opportunities in the Diocese of York
Find out more about the context for this opportunity, including details of the work we are doing towards our strategic goals HERE
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:
Our official website can be found here: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk
More About this Role
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd John Thomson tel: 01757 429982, the Archdeacon of York, Ven Sam Rushton 01904 758241 or the Area Dean, Revd Canon Caroline Pinchbeck 01430 879996
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: 29th March 2020
Interviews: 29th and 30th April 2020