The pleasant village of Rastrick, lies above the town of Brighouse and the beautiful Calder Valley and is also within easy reach of the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield and the larger towns of Halifax and Huddersfield. There are excellent links further afield via the M62/M1 motorways and the railway station has a good train service to London, Manchester and Leeds.
We are looking for a new priest committed to helping our churches to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to God and in service to the local community. In return we will offer you our support, prayers and practical help from the multi-talented people in our congregations who are, in true Yorkshire style, welcoming and friendly.
The closing date for this post is 12th October 2020
Interviews will be held on 12th November 2020
If you require further information including copies of the accounts or would like a conversation about this post please do not hesitate to contact The Ven Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax by email initially on email@example.com . She will then arrange to have a telephone or Zoom conversation with you.
The two churches of St John and St Matthew formed a united benefice some years ago. St Johns is an Anglican parish lying close to Brighouse whilst St Matthews, a little higher up the hill at the centre of the old village, is in an LEP with the Methodist Church. Both church buildings are well-maintained and valued locally and each parish also has a well-used community hall.
There are several retired clergy who are available to assist in leading worship and also three LLMs (Readers)
For more information about the benefice visit our websites:
St Johns Rastrick www.stjohnsrastrick.org
St Matthew’s Rastrick www.stmatthewsrastrick.org
We are looking for a new priest who will:
In return we can offer you:
The ideal candidate will be:
Please see the Person Specification attached 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 two churches lie in the Brighouse and Elland 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.