We are looking for a Priest in Charge (0.5 stipend) to come and live and minister with us in our parish.
The parish of Bolton St James is located north of Bradford city centre, and includes some of the city’s central retail parks. It is increasing in population with new properties being built in the Bolton Woods part of the parish. It is also an area of changing demographics, with more people from South Asian Muslim heritage moving into the established housing, alongside others from Eastern Europe. There is a need to welcome new people into the parish, engaging with the new build developments and giving new residents the opportunity to discover Jesus and the life of the local church.
For an informal chat about this post please contact Archdeacon Andy Jolley on 07973 458403
Closing date for applications is 4th January 2022 with interviews planned for 18th January 2022.
St James Bolton is an important church within the Bradford Episcopal Area and the Diocese of Leeds, located on one of the main routes into and out of the city. The church, hall and grounds (including a community garden), make St James a significant focal point in its local neighbourhood, which otherwise lacks an obvious centre. We are looking for an enabling leader who can work with the congregation of St James to keep growing the church numerically and in confident discipleship as well as fostering relationships within the local community in creative ways that serve and offer potential for evangelism. Especially given the part-time nature of this post, we are seeking a person who can strengthen the existing ministry team while growing others in ministry and leadership.
There are three particular priorities for the incoming incumbent:
We are looking for a person who has, among other things:
The Diocese of Leeds was formed at Easter 2014. It is one of the largest dioceses in the country covering an area of around 2425 square miles and a population of around 2642400 people. The diocese comprises five Episcopal areas, each served by a suffragan Bishop. Each Episcopal Area is coterminous with an Archdeaconry.
Our vision as a Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ.