From the Bishop of Kirkstall, Area Bishop for the city of Leeds.
“I see the parish of Seacroft as a high priority in our Church Revitalisation for Leeds.
We are looking for a new Team Rector who is committed to on-the-ground Church of England ministry in a challenging part of East Leeds but can also lead a strategy for numerical church growth. Currently, there is a full-time Team Vicar and a full-time Youth Missioner (partly funded by Church Army), who have built on good community relationships, which include a Church of England Secondary School, Bishop Young Academy and a Church of England Primary School, St. Paul’s, Whinmoor.
We have plans to plant in 2022 from the neighbouring Parish of Roundhay (one of our Resource Churches in Leeds) to grow the small congregation which meets in St. Paul’s, Whinmoor School.
The Team Rector will need to be able to lead and empower a diverse group of colleagues, lay and ordained, with energy and enthusiasm and be able to articulate and implement a vision for growth across the parish, using a range of approaches.“
Closing date 21/1/2021
Interviews: 12/2/2021 - subject to restrictions at that time
If you could like an informal discussion regarding the vacancy please contact
Archdeacon Paul Ayers: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the PCC
What we are looking for in our new Rector:
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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.