The Benefice of Hampsthwaite & Killinghall and Birstwith is made up of four villages between Harrogate and Nidderdale, in an area of North Yorkshire that is both beautiful and accessible. The population is growing with new housing areas. There are three churches, each set in a village which has a school and active communities. There is an excellent modern vicarage. The parishes have the shared ambition to grow, and are looking for a vicar to prioritise outreach and connecting with people within and between the villages, establishing a high-profile presence in all three villages. Their new priest will be someone reliant on the Holy Spirit, with good people skills, who wants to see the growth of the Kingdom of God within and especially beyond the church. He or she will therefore require passion for discipleship, mission and pastoral care and, as a team player, be able to enthuse others with similar passion.
The closing date is Monday 16th March 2020
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th March 2020
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st April 2020
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Rt. Revd. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, Tel: 01765 601094 or email her PA Mrs Judith Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a vicar who will:
We need a vicar who will help us achieve the following priorities:
And who will have the following skills and gifts:
The Diocese of Leeds comprises five Episcopal Areas, each coterminous with an Archdeaconry. This is now one of the largest dioceses in the country and its creation is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a population of around 2,642,400 people.
The three former dioceses were created in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to cater for massive population changes brought about by industrialisation and, later, mass immigration. The diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield), large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury), a spa town (Harrogate), market towns (Skipton, Ripon, Richmond and Wetherby), and deeply rural areas (the Dales). The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.
The Diocesan Bishop (The Rt Rev’d Nick Baines) is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven). The Bishop of Ripon is the Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley.
Our vision as the Diocese is about 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, both numerically and spiritually.