Vicar for the Masham Group of Parishes

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 1 month
42 Market Place, Masham, Ripon
Office Holder

The patrons wish to appoint a priest to be Vicar of Masham and Healey, and Rector of West Tanfield and Well with Snape and North Stainley.

This group of parishes offers:

An exciting opportunity to serve in “God’s own country” of North Yorkshire at the gateway to Wensleydale. Set in lovely surrounding countryside, these lively parishes and communities have a market town, varied and historic villages, 6 churches, 4 primary schools (3 C of E), residents and tourists, an abundance of sporting, recreational and cultural activities, a long heritage of Christian faith, and a 5-bedroom vicarage, - and we look forward to welcoming a new Vicar.

The parishes hope and pray for a priest who:

- loves God

- is passionate about sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus

- will have a heart for our communities

- will build on our present foundations

- will inspire us to move forward with vision

For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, the Venerable Jonathan Gough, Tel: 01677 427286 or email his PA, Mrs Chloe Drummond,

Closing date 4th January 2023

Shortlisting date 12th January 2023

Interview date 2nd February 2023

Our new vicar;

We are looking for an ordained priest who loves God and is passionate about sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus, someone who will have a heart for our communities, someone to build on our present foundations, and inspire us to move forward with vision.

  • An ordained priest within the Church of England, or a church in full communion with it
  • Satisfactory completion of initial ministerial education
  • Experience of the ministry of the Church of England
  • Ability to travel extensively across a wide rural area with limited public transport.

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.