Priest in Charge (House for Duty). Benefice of Aldbrough and Mappleton with Goxhill and Withernwick

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The Aldbrough Benefice (House for Duty, Priest in Charge)

Come and join us by the glorious coast of East Yorkshire!Our attractive villages are home to four church communities who are immersed in village life as we seek to serve them and live out God’s love amongst them.

We are seeking someone who understands rural life and will enjoy living amongst us as; they will . . .

  • Lead, energise and inspire us in our life with God
  • Share our commitment to collaboration
  • Bring their ideas and enjoy developing ours
  • Be an active presence in our villages, deepening our community links
  • Enjoy leading us creatively in a range of worship styles

We are committed to working together and simplifying the demands of running our parishes - there are joint services every Sunday and only two PCCs across the four churches. We understand village life and there is a high commitment amongst us for lay people to bring leadership to our churches but we look forward to having a priest who can lead us forward into the plans we know God has for us.

We are praying for a Priest in Charge who will:

  1. To lead the churches in mission and in service of their communities.
  2. To deepen the discipleship of those within the churches, identifying the gifts of all God’s people and to encouraging them in their service of God and the church.
  3. To lead to the PCCs in considering how the churches might grow; in particular how they might reach younger adults and families.
  4. To lead and develop worship in a variety of forms across the benefice.
  5. To ensure a close and meaningful link with Aldbrough Primary School.
  6. To participate fully in the life of the Deanery, supporting the implementation of its Plan.
  7. To develop the ‘Mission Unit’ with the Hornsea Benefice; working collaboratively with their Incumbent and, where appropriate, the whole benefice.

The Diocese of York, led and guided by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, takes in much of North and East Yorkshire. As the largest diocese in England, geographically, the area is very diverse, featuring a multitude of needs and opportunities. This includes the bustling urban centres of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and the incomparable Yorkshire Coast; as well as areas of deprivation in some of our urban and smaller rural and coastal communities.

Our mission and ministry relies on thousands of people - lay and ordained, volunteer and paid. Our diocesan teams provide a wide range of support services to our mission and ministry, including lifelong learning for ministry, the care of church buildings, and safeguarding. Together, we are striving to be a people who are ‘Living Christ’s Story’. We want to be a simpler, bolder, humbler church which in its diversity reflects the communities it serves. We are bringing renewed focus and fresh energy to achieving our aims:

  • Becoming more like Christ
  • Reaching those we currently don't
  • Growing in discipleship, influence and numbers
  • Transforming our finances and structures

Our approach is aligned with a commitment to the best of our parochial inheritance and to the poorest communities, and to the financial realities we face.

Under current immigration rules, it is not generally possible for us to appoint clergy who are not already eligible to work in the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome:

The Archdeacon of the East Riding, The Ven Andy Broom | |
01482 881659

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: Please contact Archdeacon Andy Broom

Interview date: To be arranged