The Knaresborough Team Ministry serves the town of Knaresborough and the villages of Goldsborough, Nidd and Brearton, each of which has a church, and a strong sense of local community. Lying within the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of Leeds, York and Harrogate, we are fortunate to be close to the open countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, but also to enjoy the benefits of close access to major road, rail and airport links. The ministry team is seeking a House for Duty colleague to work with the Team Rector, Team Vicar and gifted lay ministers across the across the churches, not having a specific responsibility for a set geographic area, but identifying where their gifts can best support ministry and mission. They are hoping for a priest who will engage fully and positively, complementing the existing team in his/her prayerfulness, approachability and openness, and who will support and encourage the ministry of the whole church.
The Closing Date is Sunday 4th July
The Shortlisting Date is Monday 12th July
The Interview Day is Tuesday 27th July*
*Please note due to the current circumstances there is the possibility 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, or for an informal conversation, please do not hesitate to contact the Team Rector, The Revd Garry Hinchcliffe, Tel: 01423 202092, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking someone who will:
Working with the Team Rector and Team Vicar:
Alongside others to:
We need someone who is able to demonstrate experience and proven competency in the following areas:
Able to demonstrate experience and proven competency in the following areas:
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.