Team Rector Seacroft

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Seacroft, Leeds
Stipendary post

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:

From the PCC

What we are looking for in our new Rector:

  • A strong enabler who has ambition, drive and enthusiasm to work with the existing congregation to develop a clear vision that will move the Parish forward, encouraging everyone to participate, contribute and develop their gifts and abilities including lay leadership skills.
  • Be a prayerful person who can communicate the gospel to all ages in different settings.
  • After a transient phase we really need to move things forward, with a Rector who will listen to the existing Parish, while guiding and challenging our faith to help us grow into a new and forward thinking parish.
  • The candidate must be a good team player that communicates effectively to ensure transparency with the congregation.
  • They need to have the drive and enthusiasm to continue the work that has been started in our church primary school.
  • The community are in need of support and encouragement to attend church.
  • Help us to change the way we think about stewardship.
  • Have the ability to communicate with young families as well as to value the wealth of experience the older generation have to offer.

For full details of the post and the person specification please click here

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.