The parishes of Collingham with Harewood, and Spofforth with Kirk Deighton, Follifoot and Little Ribston are located between Leeds and Harrogate, and west of Wetherby. These two parishes are home to many who work in the surrounding towns and cities, and also include large areas of working countryside. The parishes want to move forward and grow in faith and congregations, following the promptings of the Holy Spirit. They are looking forward to welcoming a Priest-in-Charge who is a person of deep personal faith who is enthusiastic in sharing this, working with ordained and lay team members to develop the spiritual life of the parishes and to respond to opportunities for mission. The Priest-in-Charge will be supported by an Associate Priest, Reader, churchwardens, and PCC and DCC members.
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Thursday 20th May 2021
Interviews will be held on Thursday 10th June 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 details 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
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.