Priest In Charge of the Benefice of Marske in Cleveland

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Marske in Cleveland
Office Holder

We are seeking a Priest for our parish in Marske, situated between Redcar and Saltburn on the historic North Yorkshire Coast.

The parish embodies much of what is best about the Church of England. It is thoroughly embedded in the community with welcoming worship and good and able lay leadership.

We look forward to appointing someone who will enjoy building on the good work of their recently retired predecessor recognising that there are new opportunities and avenues to explore including fulfilling an aspiration to grow the church and grow it younger.

Could you be the person God is calling to join us?

Closing Date: noon Monday 20th February 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 1st March 2023

  • To build upon existing patterns of worship (including Messy Church and the Sunday School) to sustain current congregations and to find ways to engage with those who are not currently reached.
  • To encourage Ecumenical links and work with other churches in the deanery, in line with the Deanery Plan.
  • To be a visible presence in the community and to continue to be involved in its life, including nurturing links with local school, and ensuring that the Community Rooms are both well-used and financially self-sustaining.
  • To guide the benefice into an explicit culture of growth, including building links with people living in the areas of new housing.
  • To encourage and enable lay ministries of all kinds, in conjunction with the Diocesan Ministry and Mission Team.
  • To work with the Generous Giving team in order to address concerns about finance and Free Will Offering.

We are praying our new Priest will:

  • Encourage and nurture the existing membership
  • Lead us in growth
  • Help us to strengthen links with our community
  • Guide us into becoming more effective in reaching younger adults and families and to be more confident as advocates of Christian life and faith.

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 Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Revd Paul Ferguson |bishopofwhitby@yorkdiocese.org |
01642 593273

The Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Ven Dr Amanda Bloor | adcl@yorkdiocese.org |
01642 706095

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.