The Ingleborough Team Ministry brings together the parishes of Bentham, Burton in Lonsdale, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton and Thornton in Lonsdale. The area covered by the Ministry stretches from Bentham in the south, which lies on the edge of the Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to Chapel le Dale in the north, dominated by the imposing mountain mass of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Team includes lay ministers and two team vicars, and normally a curate in training. The Team Rector has direct responsibility for Bentham. The parishes are looking for an inspiring leader who is creative and enthusiastic in their approach to working together in teams, and will be able to work in collaboration across the five parishes. The new Team Rector will be able to balance the individual character of each parish with the benefits of working collectively, and will appreciate and enjoy the benefits of living in a beautiful, rural area while recognising and responding to the challenges this can also bring for members of the community.
Closing Date – 27th February 2023
Shortlisting Meeting – 6th March 2023
Interview Date – 22nd March 2023
For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, the Venerable Jonathan Gough, Tel: 01677 427286 or email, via his PA, Mrs Chloe Drummond, firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Rector (for 5 parishes) Parish Priest
You will have regard to the calling and responsibilities of the clergy including:-
As Team Rector, you will
We are looking for an inspiring leader who is creative and enthusiastic in their approach to working together in teams and who is able to work in collaboration across the five parishes. They will recognise the gifts of all people, seeking to bring out the best in everyone. They will be patient and caring of all people, warm hearted and positive. They will be able to balance the individual character of each parish with the benefits of working collectively. They would need to recognise the various challenges and opportunities (practical and spiritual) of ministry in this beautiful setting, whilst finding within it a rich and helpful resource for their own spiritual life.
We are seeking someone who
Someone who can demonstrate:
The Diocese of Leeds
The Diocese of Leeds was formed at Easter 2014. It is one of the largest dioceses in the country covering an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a growing population of around 2,642,400 people. The diocese comprises five Episcopal areas, each served by a suffragan (area) bishop. Each Episcopal Area is coterminous with an Archdeaconry.
The Diocesan Vision, informed by the values of ‘loving, living, learning’ is: ‘confident Christians, growing churches, transforming communities and so helping share the Good News of Jesus Christ across our Diocese’. This Vision is embedded into the Diocesan Strategy and Goals and expressed in meaningful ways across the episcopal areas.
The Diocese is a blend of urban and rural in all their diversity. This includes the major cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield; the large industrial and post-industrial towns of Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury; the market towns of Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon (classed as a small city), Richmond and Wetherby; and the deeply rural area of the Yorkshire Dales. It covers several civic and parliamentary boundaries.
The Diocese is unique in having three cathedrals; Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield. The Deans of the Cathedrals work together and continue to look to fresh ways of sharing ideas and engaging in projects of mutual interest.