Priest-in-Charge of St Peter the Apostle and St John the Baptist Barnsley and Priest-in-Charge of St Mary Magdalene Lundwood

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Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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The Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Peter the Apostle and St. John the Baptist, Barnsley is situated to the south and south east of the town centre. It was created in the 1960s when the Church of St. John the Baptist was declared redundant, and its Parish amalgamated with the neighbouring St. Peter’s. Whilst there are a variety of shops and other small businesses along the main Sheffield (A61), and Doncaster (A635) roads, it is mainly comprised of terraced housing.
The Patron of the Living is the Lord Bishop of Leeds. However, the Parish is under the Episcopal care of the Area Bishop of Wakefield. The next Parish Priest would also be responsible for the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Lundwood. The two Churches are located approximately two miles apart.
The total population is approximately 9,000 with a high proportion of people for whom English is not their first language. Regretfully, the Parish shares many of the social and economic problems found in urban areas.

In our new Parish Priest, members of the PCC and congregation are anxious to attract a person grounded in the Sacraments and the Daily Office, with a passion for serving God and the local community – in the best tradition of this place.

We are looking for a Priest who will re-vitalize the present congregation, whilst inspiring the Church to grow and develop, following its well established Anglo-Catholic tradition and ethos.

The Parish needs a Priest with strong leadership qualities, energetic, and forward-looking who can work collaboratively to discern and develop lay talents and form a vision for the future. We also recognize the importance of our Priest having time set aside for personal and spiritual refreshment and study.

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The Diocese 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), market towns (Harrogate, 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 is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven).

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.