Priest in Charge (House for Duty) of Beeford with Frodingham and Foston

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House for Duty Priest : Beeford Benefice

We are seeking a new Priest in Charge who understands and enjoys rural ministry. Our churches are closely connected to their villages and we are looking for our new priest to become a familiar and friendly face in our communities, where being a Christian presence remains important. We hope they will immerse themselves in village life, engaging with our school, the farming community and people of all ages.

Our three parishes include a variety of attractive villages and hamlets all close to Beeford. We are also very near the market towns of Beverley and Driffield, the glorious coast of East Yorkshire and the rolling beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Our churches are committed to working together and supporting our Priest in their ministry. We are committed to caring for our buildings so that we can free the clergy to be the presence in our villages we want them to be.

As part of the diocesan vision of ‘Living Christ’s Story’, North Holderness Deanery has set out a clear and imaginative vision to re-shape deanery life to enable deeper growth and health. The Plan includes the creation of this House for Duty post, with these parishes becoming distinct from a former plurality of benefices. Along with this is the creation of two ‘Mission Communities’ to encourage wider collaborative ministry and support. The PCCs and church families are committed to this vision and are praying for a new Minister to 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 across the villages
  2. To establish a high profile in the parishes and to engage with the village communities
  3. To reach those on the fringe and beyond the churches to grow the churches numerically
  4. To offer pastoral care to all and enable the church members to share in this ministry
  5. To engage with Beeford C of E school
  6. To nurture the faith of church members and take them deeper in their life with God
  7. To lead in a style which is collaborative, building teams and developing individuals
  8. To teach and preach well, in a variety of settings
  9. To engage purposefully with the deanery ‘Mission Community’ and the wider life of the deanery

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Minster who will

  • Lead, energise and inspire us in our life with God
  • Establish and retain a high profile in our villages
  • Reach out with the love of Jesus in word and deed
  • Offer pastoral care to the church family and villages
  • Bring a collaborative approach, equipping and enabling the laity

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 contact the Ven Andy Broom

Interviews: To be arranged