Brandesburton and Leven. Priest in Charge 0.5

This job has now expired
Office Holder

Holy Trinity Leven and St Mary’s Brandesburton

Priest in Charge

(Half Stipend)

We are looking for an outgoing and prayerful Minister who will both lead our two churches and engage with our communities and those who don’t yet worship with us. Our churches are in good heart and hopeful for the future. We are very positive about this newly shaped role and await a Minister to lead us forward in both our mission and ministry.

Our deanery plan has proposed a re-organisation which separates our two churches from the larger benefice we were part of. Whilst we continue to enjoy good relations with the other churches we welcome this opportunity to have ministry which is more focussed upon our villages. We understand the role is only part time and we are committed to share with you in the life and leadership of the church. There are also two licensed Ministers to offer ministerial support and a deanery committed to working together.

Our attractive villages are equally well placed for enjoying the East Coast, the Yorkshire Wolds and the market town of Beverley. We hope you’ll want to join us and lead us forward into the plans we know God has for us.

Main Responsibilities

  1. To build up the shared life of the benefice, maximising the opportunity for ministry focussed on the two villages alone
  2. To engage with both village communities and seek to reach those beyond the churches
  3. To engage with the two schools in the benefice
  4. To lead in a style which is collaborative, building teams and developing individuals
  5. To nurture the faith of church members and take them deeper in their life with God
  6. To teach and preach well, in a variety of settings
  7. To engage purposefully with the deanery ‘Mission Community’ and the wider life of the deanery

We are looking for a Minster who brings

  • A deep love of God and commitment to discern his will for us
  • Leadership gifts and skills that can be applied to our context
  • A commitment to our communities and reaching beyond the church
  • A desire to engage with our schools
  • Gifts of preaching and teaching
  • An ability to build teams and to be a team player

About Us

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, 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 for applications: Please speak to Archdeacon Andy Broom.

Interviews: To be arranged