The Bishop of Leeds and Christ Church Oxford (patron) are looking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge to the parishes of Hellifield and Long Preston. These villages on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, near Settle and Skipton, have close connections to farming and the rural way of life, and also excellent communications by road and rail. The two parishes are looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic priest who will enable them to fulfil their mission of “sharing God’s love at the heart of our communities”. The churches have different liturgical traditions, which are both valued and respected. They offer a warm welcome, active and engaged lay participation, and the support of retired clergy.
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The closing date is Wednesday 17th November 2021
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Monday 22nd November 2021
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th November 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 seeking someone who will:
Our new Incumbent will be:
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.