The parish of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale claims to be in the loveliest part of England, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. These are vibrant communities including people whose families have lived here for generations and those who have arrived recently. The churches at Arncliffe, Conistone, Hubberholme and Kettlewell came together to form a single parish in 2019, and are now ready for a new adventure in discipleship. The parish is looking for an incumbent who will provide inspirational leadership, who will encourage and support people to grow in discipleship, and who will respond creatively to the challenges of rural ministry. The new vicar will be supported by enthusiastic worshippers will are committed to maintaining the life and work of the churches, by an administrator based in the parish office, and by lay worship leaders. This is a 0.5 post.
The closing date is Sunday 17th January 2021
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Thursday 28th January 2021
DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN Interviews will now be held on Thursday 11th March 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
We are looking for a Priest who will:
The health and wellbeing of our priest is important to us and we believe that it is important that adequate time off, personal, spiritual and professional development is factored into their standard working hours. Good personal time management is essential in order that the Vicar is able to:
We would like our new Priest to:
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.