The Parish of Slaidburn with Tosside sits in the Hodder Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of North Yorkshire and Lancashire. It includes the villages of Slaidburn, Tosside, Dunsop Bridge and Dale Head, and a large area of working farmland. These active communities are looking for strong, dignified, spiritual leadership from someone with previous experience as Incumbent or Priest in Charge. Their new Priest will have an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of a very rural ministry and will be keen to develop fresh ways of reaching into the community as well as will continuing the important links with schools and young people. The worshipping tradition of the Parish is described as ‘Low Church Conservative Evangelical’.
This is a House for Duty post.
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Monday 19th April 2021
Interviews will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021 (please note due to the current situation 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 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 looking for someone who will:
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.