The benefice of Kirklington with Burneston and Wath and Pickhill comprises four parishes set in rural North Yorkshire, between Ripon and Bedale. This is a rural setting, where agriculture is an important part of daily life. The villages have a strong community life, and value their churches. There are two schools, and a number of young families have moved into the area. The parishes are looking for a priest who will communicate easily across the generations, who will explore new ideas to unite the churches and wider communities and will reach out to where people are in the community. The new incumbent will be supported by two retired clergy, two readers and a parish administrator.
The closing date is Sunday 29th November 2020
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th December 2020
Interviews will be held on Monday 11th January 2021
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Rt. Revd. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, Tel: 01765 601094 or email her PA Mrs Judith Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The 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 is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a population of around 2,642,400 people.
The three former dioceses were created in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to cater for massive population changes brought about by industrialisation and, later, mass immigration. The diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield), large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury), a spa town (Harrogate), market towns (Skipton, Ripon, Richmond and Wetherby), and deeply rural areas (the Dales). The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.
The Diocesan Bishop (The Rt Rev’d Nick Baines) is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven). The Bishop of Ripon is the Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley.
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, both numerically and spiritually.