Are you looking to combine parochial ministry with a role in ministerial training? If so read on…..
We are looking for someone who would enjoy working within a committed and collaborative team, to be priest-in-charge of the parish of Christ the King in Battyeford (West Yorkshire) whilst also teaching and supporting students for lay ministry within the School of Ministry of the Diocese of Leeds. The Lay Training Officer post would be principally exercised within the Mirfield Hub of the School of Ministry which meets at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, only yards from the parish church of Christ the King.
The closing date for this post is Monday, 6th April 2020
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 29th April 2020
If you require further information or would like a conversation about this post please do not hesitate to contact The Ven Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax by email on email@example.com
The benefice is situated within easy reach of the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield and the larger towns of Dewsbury, Halifax and Huddersfield. There are excellent links further afield via the M62/M1 motorways. The church is modern and in good repair (1973) and there is a modern four bedroomed vicarage.
For more information about the parish of Christ the King visit www.christ-the-king.co.uk
For more information about the Leeds School of Ministry see https://www.leeds.anglican.org/lay-training/school-ministry
Priest in Charge Parish of Christ the King, Battyeford (0.7)
The parish are looking for a priest who will:
Lay Training Officer (Leeds School of Ministry) (0.3)
Priest in Charge (0.7)
The ideal candidate will be:
For more details see the Person Specification for this role
Lay Training Officer (School of Ministry) (0.3)
The ideal candidate will be:
Please see the Person Specification within the Job Profile for further details of the essential and desirable qualities we are seeking in relation to this post.
The Anglican 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 in 2014 is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles with a population of around 2,642,400 people. The Diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield) large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury), market towns (Todmorden, Harrogate, Skipton, Richmond, Ripon and Wetherby) and deeply rural areas especially in the Dales. The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.
Five area bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Ripon and Wakefield and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Richmond and Craven and Wakefield. assist the Diocesan Bishop (The Rt. Revd Nicholas Baines)
These four churches lie in the Dewsbury and Birstall Deanery of the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, in the Archdeaconry of Halifax. The Bishop of Huddersfield is The Rt. Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs and the Archdeacon of Halifax is The Venerable Dr Anne Dawtry.
Our vision as a Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the Good News of Jesus Christ. For all our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith and with a commitment to church growth both numerical and spiritual.
The Diocesan Strategy was approved in March 2019. We share a vision for Confident Christians, Growing Churches, Transforming Communities characterised by Loving, Living and Learning and enabled by Clergy and Lay Together, Purposeful Resourcing and Dynamic Partnerships. We seek to achieve this through five strategic goals namely: