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.
You will need to be:
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