Team Rector of Marfleet

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Thank you for your interest in the post of Team Rector of Marfleet.

Do you believe God can transform even the toughest of situations? If not, read no further!

Marfleet is a large outer estate parish of over 19,000 people in East Hull, with all the opportunities and difficulties that such places offer. We have three small but committed congregations and a collaborative Team Vicar colleague - all of whom believe that God has great plans for us.

Our community needs someone who will love them and be committed to them; our church needs this too plus a leader who can take the parish forward in mission. We are an open evangelical parish who seek to ensure our faith and life is rooted in both the bible and our context and is true to both.

We believe that God is calling someone to join us who will make a real difference to our parish. We can’t promise it will all be easy but we’ll pray for you, serve alongside you, support you when its tough and rejoice at what we see God do through you.

  1. To bring leadership to the parish as it seeks to serve and reach out to their community
  2. To bring strategic insights and reflections on how the Team’s mission and shared life should best be shaped given the opportunities and resources available
  3. To lead and manage the change that will be necessary as the Team’s mission and shared life gains renewed direction
  4. To be a good colleague to the Team Vicar and develop the life of the Team amongst the PCC / DCCs and the principal lay and ordained colleagues
  5. To lead St Hilda’s, bringing pastoral care and oversight to the congregation
  6. To support St Hilda’s as it seeks to address the financial pressures it currently faces
  7. To preach and teach effectively in a parish where many are unfamiliar with a ‘book culture’

To ensure oversight, leadership and pastoral care is provided for St Giles

We are looking for the following qualities in our new Team Rector:

  • A special calling from God to minister with us.
  • A deep and infectious faith that they want to share.
  • A vision to see the possibilities and an openness to explore them with us.
  • Ability to be strategic and prioritize with limited resources.
  • Creative about outreach
  • Will muck in.
  • Comfortable using social media.
  • Approachable friendly and able to listen - someone who likes people.
  • Has a good sense of humour and will laugh with us and cry with us.
  • Prayerful life that shapes their approach to taking us forward to where God is leading us.

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.’

Visit our website here: Diocese of York

You will find more information in the attached profile and role description, though should you require more details, please contact:

Archdeacon, The Ven Andy Broom / / 01482 881659

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, episcopal reference and eligibility to work in the UK, and if necessary an Occupational Health assessment.

Closing Date: 10.00am Thursday 4th August
Interviews: Wednesday 7 Septembef