Vicar - St John's Farsley

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New Street, Farsley, Pudsey

We are seeking to appoint a Vicar who is able to bring out the best in people and empower them for mission and ministry.

St John's Church is located in the village of Farsley. Farsley is located between Calverley, Bramley, Stanningley and Rodley with a popluation size of 11.140, supporting 3 primary schools. Farsley is a vibrant market village with many family run businesses, pubs, restuarnts and activity centres for all ages.

Closing date 19/8/2020

Interview date: 7/9/2020 (arrangements will be subject to restrictions at that time)

If you wish to have an informal discussion regarding the vacancy, please contact Ven Paul Ayers, Archdeacon of Leeds

We are diverse, lively, energetic and enthusiastic congregations, committed to caring for the spiritual, pastoral and social aspects of our churches and we are looking for someone, with strong communication and organisational skills, who will reflect and support this in their own approach and ministry.

Our congregation has embraced LYCIG (Leading your Church into Growth). We as a PCC went through a chapter each month, and away days to discuss progress and to ensure we could encourage the congregation and wider community. Our Church is diverse, open, warm and welcoming and very appreciative in the community.

Our new priest should be a Christian leader who is able to bring out the best in people and empower them for mission and ministry.

At St. John’s we are looking for someone who will:

  • be community-focused: a visible and known presence in the local and wider community within and beyond church.
  • encourage and grow existing lay ministry, leading us forward in worship, spiritual growth and outreach.
  • be open-minded to and comfortable with a range of worship and a broad expression of faith.
  • be willing to reach out ecumenically and build on ecumenical relations including work in and through the church at Rodley.
  • continue the strong traditions of welcome and inclusion in both Farsley and Rodley churches.
  • be able to build relationships with all ages.
  • embrace the vision we have created at and for St. John’s and develop, enhance and build on this using their own gifts, in their own way.
  • To continue to include the tradition of using the Church Organ and Music Group within services to include all ages. We have a small choir, which recruits from other sources for major events.

For full details of the role responsibilities and person specification please see here

Farsley is a lively community which likes to retain its ‘village’ feel within the wider Leeds conurbation. The church has built up warm links and a marked presence in the community. There is ample opportunity to continue to draw people to living faith in Christ, to grow the church in numbers and in depth in outward-focused missions. A priest who loves the Lord and loves people should thrive here and help this church to thrive.

For further details about the parish please see the Brochure and Parish Profile

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.