Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Redcar

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Thank you for your interest in the post of parish Priest for Redcar.

St Peter's stands at the centre of this interesting and characterful seaside town. There is very much in the sense of being the church for the community: alongside a pattern of well-ordered, welcoming worship and of supporting people of all ages in their Christian journey, the parish has a strong record of reaching out widely in service and in civic engagement.

Our profile shares something of the dedication, possibility and excitement that is true of the parish. At the same time it is realistic about the challenges being faced.

We believe we have opportunities to discern a new vision for growing the church and moving forward.

  • Our church has lots of connections with children and families through Pram Service, Messy Church and links with our 4 primary schools. We also are keen to grow faith in older children and young people.

Developing our worship

  • We are keen to look at ways we can rebuild and revitalise our worship and music in ways that witness to the good news of Jesus. We wish to engage with younger people and grow a church community who want to live as active disciples.

Engaging with mission in our community

  • We want to be a church that engages with and supports the most disadvantaged members of our parish. We seek someone with a passion for putting the church at the heart of the local community and who will help us help those in need.

  • Will explore ways forward, lead us, re-energise us and help us embrace change.
  • Should have a heart for growing faith and seek to work at the intersection of church, schools and households. We are particularly keen to explore opportunities to develop our children and young families' ministry.
  • Is able to work well with others and engage fully with new initiatives.
  • Is a team-player who will share experiences and resources with other churches
  • Is someone with a heart for parish ministry who will value being out in the community, engaging with people and sharing the gospel.
  • Will reinvigorate and initiate a range of non-Eucharistic services and help people grow as disciples.

Could this be you?

The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, and two National Parks. Extending from the River Tees to the River Humber, and from around the A1 road to the incomparable Yorkshire coast, the area is home to around 1.4 million people.

Welcome to the Diocese of York in the Church of England;

· a family of 579 churches and 125 schools in 442 parishes

· committed to the praise of God through Jesus Christ and service to others

· led and guided in their faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.

The appointment of a new Archbishop of York has encouraged the reshaping of the Diocesan vision and examination of our priorities. We are determined to become a simpler, bolder, humbler and more diverse church of missionary disciples which is Christ centred and Jesus shaped, ensuring in partnership with other churches that there is a Christian witness in every community. We wish to be a people who are ‘Living Christ’s Story.’