Vicar of the Benefice of North Ormesby

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North Ormesby, Middlesbrough
Clergy

Is God calling you to explore serving in this parish in urban Middlesbrough with a distinctive ministry of welcome and social engagement?

With a sacramental pattern of worship, based in a versatile church building and adjacent centre that is a hub for the vibrant and varied community, this is an exciting opportunity for the right person.

The Patron for this turn is the Crown, acting through the Bishop of Whitby.

Further information about the parish, community and the role can be found in the attached Parish Profile and Role Description.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 17th September 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 30th September 2020

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.

We are seeking a new Vicar to lead us in new opportunities in North Ormesby. Please do consider whether God may be calling you to be the next Vicar. You will need to be unequivocally committed to living out the distinctive message and values of the Gospel in an urban community that has had more than its share of economic and social challenges for a long time, and where deprivation can still limit the prospects of children. You will need to be secure in your prayer life, and to love celebrating the sacraments with the people you serve. You will find a vibrant and proud community, and people whose faith and resilience is humbling.

North Ormesby (‘Doggy’ to locals) offers the prospects of an exciting and stimulating ministry for a priest who is ready to walk these streets in company with Christ. Please do consider prayerfully whether that priest is you.

Can you?

  • Work with the RPA and deacon and the lay leadership of the parish to help us to grow the church through worship and outreach to the community?
  • Take an active role in encouraging and sustaining the work done by the parish to serve the local community, including hosting a distribution point for the Middlesbrough Food Bank and the many support groups who use the Trinity Centre?
  • Work with key partners including Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland, North Ormesby Big Local, Ageing Better Middlesbrough and Acts435?
  • Build upon existing relationships with local primary schools, Dimples Nursery and the Community HUB?
  • Encourage use of the Trinity Centre and Cloister Garden as a location for conferences, events, meetings and quiet days?
  • Work with other churches in the Deanery to identify areas where sharing of resources or expertise will be appropriate and beneficial?
  • Support and develop plans to grow the church spiritually and numerically, and to grow regular giving and other sources of income so that the church moves towards financial sustainability, including making an appropriate contribution to the diocesan Common Fund through Freewill Offer?

You will need to be:

  • Unequivocally committed to living out the distinctive message and values of the Gospel in an urban community that has had more than its share of economic and social challenges for a long time, and where deprivation can still limit the prospects of children.
  • Secure in your prayer life
  • Love celebrating the sacraments with the people you serve

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 126 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road.

Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, 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 official website: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk/