The people of the United Benefice of Lower Swale, in the Diocese of Leeds, extend a warm welcome to whoever is called upon by God to serve amongst them. The community is in the Vale of York, set between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors, near the County town of Northallerton. We are looking forward to welcoming a House for Duty Priest to support the Rector in the ministry of the Benefice, sharing and inspiring their future plans for developing the Christian ministry and mission.
The closing date is Sunday 14th March 2021
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Monday 22nd March 2021
The Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th April 2021 (due to the current lockdown please be aware that the interviews may be held via Zoom)
If the interviews are held via Zoom an in-person visit ahead of the interview, in compliance with current COVID regulations, will hopefully be possible.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Revd. Jenni Lane by telephone 01609 631122 or by email email@example.com
We are seeking a House for Duty Priest with a clear understanding of the ever-changing needs of the Church in the 21st Century; someone who will commit to our United Benefice and work alongside our Rector to grow and develop the Benefice now and in the future. This will involve:-
We are seeking someone with an outgoing and friendly personality who will embrace the life of our rural communities and who will demonstrate:-
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.