Rector of Elmete Benefice

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Office Holder

We are seeking to appoint a Rector to the Benefice of Elmete.

The Benefice comprises three semi-rural commuter parishes - located to the East of Leeds
Barwick in Elmet, Scholes and Thorner with Scarcroft.

The three churches are in good heart, with strong lay involvement and are looking for someone to love and nurture them in their discipleship and mission

The key mission imperatives of this role include:

  • help the current congregations to develop and grow spiritually, leading to more lay participation
  • establish a collaborative way of working which recognises and encourages the wide range of gifts and talents across the benefice
  • attract and keep new families by developing forms of worship that young families and secondary school age children will be encouraged to attend and participate in
  • develop and encourage teenage provision.
  • developing the churches to be relevant to the wider community

The person appointed will

  • have good communication and listening skills, being able to communicate with all ages in our communities, and an easy way of sharing their faith
  • be committed to expanding Lay Leadership, encouraging team working and be a team leader
  • be willing to work with other community groups and by collaborating with them to make the life of the church visible in the Benefice
  • have the ability to inspire young children and their families to know God in their lives

For full details of the role and the person specification please see the document here

To read the Benefice Brochure please see here

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.

Closing date: 31/5/2022

Interviews: 20/6/2022

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact:

Ven Paul Ayers, Archdeacon of Leeds -