Archdeacon of Halifax

Posted 11 days agoExpires in 1 month
Office Holder
£36,830 (stipend)

Due to the retirement of the postholder, we are looking for a gifted and experienced priest to join the leadership team of our unique diocese.

The Diocese of Leeds comprises all the ecclesial traditions of the Church of England. It reaches across urban, suburban and rural communities, where the challenge for the future involves not only the future of buildings, but also how the Gospel is to be faithfully and creatively proclaimed and lived in a changing world. We aim to be a vibrant diocese, equipping confident clergy to enable confident Christians to live and tell the Good News in our large region.

The new archdeacon will play a significant part in developing and implementing this vision, working closely with the Bishop of Huddersfield to shape ministry and mission in the archdeaconry, and with the Bishop of Leeds' Staff across the diocese.

The diocese is engaged in reimagining ministry by both clergy and lay people for the future. Development and training are changing, but the need to grow disciples who, in turn, make disciples remains key. As Warden of Readers, the new archdeacon will take responsibility in our growing and changing Licensed Lay Ministry environment in driving this element of our ‘clergy and lay together’ strategy.

This post demands an ability to work with 'what is' while creating 'what might be'.

If you have a passion to see our communities transformed by the Gospel then please consider this role.

For an informal conversation, please contact the The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs at:

Closing Date: 2 September 2021, midnight Interview Date: 18 October 2021

An enhanced DBS Check is required for this post.

For full details, please refer to the attached application pack p8-11.

For full details, please refer to the attached application pack p12-13.

The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.