The Benefice of Kirby-on-the-Moor, Cundall with Norton-le-Clay and Skelton-cum-Newby is made up of three parishes in the Vale of York, to the east of Ripon. These small, active and friendly communities are seeking a Vicar who will support and encourage growth both spiritually and numerically, someone who recognizes the need for developing the Christian life of the parish and who has good team building skills with the ability to adapt to different personalities. The Vicar will be well supported by retired clergy and lay ministers, and by active and committed PCCs. This is a 0.6 post.
The closing date is Sunday 24th October 2021
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Interviews will be held on Monday 15th November 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, email@example.com
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.