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.
The people of Kellington with Whitley and Womersley are looking forward to welcoming a prayerful and pastoral House for Duty Priest who will help them further their ministry and mission together.
Closing date 17th May, 2021
Interview date Tuesday 26th May, 2021
Our parish is part of the Knottingley and Kellington with Whitley Team. The parish comprises of three villages Kellington, Eggborough and Whitley.
Kellington is a small previously agricultural village with numerous farms, but only one large farm remains (Poskitts). It is a civil parish in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England, on the banks of the River Aire.
Situated almost equidistant between the towns of Pontefract and Selby, the village dates back to at least the 11th century when it was listed in the Domesday Book (as Chelinctone). The village was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974.
Due to its location at the southernmost tip of North Yorkshire, the village is close to the borders of West, East and South Yorkshire. Kellington’s proximity to both the A19 and M62 has resulted in a steady population growth, although to a lesser extent than its neighbour, Eggborough.