Interim Vicar of The Parish of St Paul, Monk Bretton

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Monk Bretton
Office Holder
Stipendary Post

Interim Vicar – The Parish of St Paul Monk Bretton

The people of St Paul’s Monk Bretton in Barnsley, a Society parish, are looking forward to welcoming a generous Traditional Catholic priest to be their Interim Vicar who will help them further their ministry and mission as they look to the future.

Closing date: Friday 2nd September, 2022

Interview date: Friday 16th September, 2022

Application is via Pathways.

For an informal conversation, please be in touch with the Archdeacon of Pontefract, The Venerable Peter Townley, on 07515-998956 or 01924-896327 or

- To share with the Bishop both in the cure of souls and in responsibility, under God, for transforming lives, congregations and communities in this parish in line with the current priorities established by the bishop.

- To be the Parish Priest to this Parish, having regard to the calling and responsibilities of the clergy as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Code of Professional Conduct for the Clergy and other relevant legislation.

- To collaborate within the deanery in mission and ministry and, through the deanery plan, in such reshaping of ministry as resources and opportunities may require.

- To develop the ministry of the laity, through training, delegation, encouragement and support so that they have greater involvement in the mission and ministry of the parishes.

- To work with the PCC towards the development of the local church and to review that vision with them.

- To ensure that a high standard of worship, preaching and pastoral care is provided so that people are more able to live and grow as disciples of Christ.

- To seek ecumenical cooperation wherever possible.

- To gain a good working understanding of the Diocese and the support it provides.

- To encourage Christian stewardship of people's time, money and abilities so that the ministry of the church is strengthened and enabled.

- Whilst maintaining a distinctively Christian witness, to make new positive links and develop the existing links with community and external organisations based in the parish, so that full use is made of opportunities for outreach and service to the community.

Please see the Person Specification attached for further details of the essential and desirable qualities we are seeking in relation to this post.

The Anglican Diocese of Leeds comprises five episcopal areas, each coterminous with an archdeaconry. This is now one of the largest Dioceses in the country and its creation in 2014 is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles with a population of around 2,642,400 people. The Diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield) large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury & Barnsley), market towns (Todmorden, Harrogate, Skipton, Richmond, Ripon and Wetherby) and deeply rural areas especially in the Dales. The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.

Five area bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Ripon and Wakefield) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Richmond & Craven and Pontefract) assist the Diocesan Bishop (The Rt. Revd Nicholas Baines)

Our vision as a Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the Good News of Jesus Christ. For all our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith and with a commitment to church growth both numerical and spiritual.