Cottingley is an important single church parish of around 5,500 people. St Michael’s Cottingley brings together a lively and growing congregation which is committed to following Jesus, and a strong engagement with the local community, particularly since 2008 through the adjoining purpose-built Cottingley Community Centre.
The role is also linked with the neighbouring Parish of Holy Trinity Bingley, which has a population of over 7,000 people and two churches, Holy Trinity and St Wilfrid’s. The post-holder will also be licenced as Interim Associate Vicar of this parish. We want to move towards an eventual single Parish of Bingley, learning from similar arrangements already in place in the nearby towns of Baildon and Keighley.
For an informal chat about this role please be in touch with the Archdeacon, Ven Dr Andy Jolley or on 07973 458403
Closing date for applications is 5th Jan with interviews on 20th January 2023
There are five particular priorities for the incoming interim priest in charge / associate vicar:
We are looking for a person who, among other things has:
The Diocese of Leeds was formed at Easter 2014. It is one of the largest dioceses in the country covering an area of around 2425 square miles and a population of around 2642400 people. The diocese comprises five Episcopal areas, each served by a suffragan Bishop. Each Episcopal Area is coterminous with an Archdeaconry.
The Diocesan Vision 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.
The Diocese is a mix of urban and rural. The area 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, Richmond and Wetherby; and the deeply rural area of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Diocese in unique in having three cathedrals; Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield. The Deans of the Cathedrals work together to provide key diocesan services.
To find out more about the diocese please visit our website