Vicar of Filey

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Vicar of Filey

St Oswald’s & St John’s, Filey with St Thomas Gristhorpe

Our parish offers a wonderful mixture of contexts and opportunities. Our seaside and fishing location offers history, tradition and enjoyment. Our population embraces both long term Filonians and many newcomers; some live in comfort, others have significant social need. Our focus is on the town but we have rural hinterland also. We enjoy being the family of Christ in Filey, who love and serve God, filled by the Holy Spirit, seeking to share God’s love in word and action.

We understand the pressures on our clergy and want to ensure you have time for your own reflection, prayer and renewal. We will pray for you, support you practically and enjoy sharing in our ministry with you. We are excited about this next chapter in our life together and look forward to meeting you.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead the PCC and Church Families in developing a vision for the mission of the churches
  • To encourage and lead the churches forward in mission and growth
  • To communicate well, relating well to people across the generations
  • To encourage, energise and inspire faith in others, deepening their discipleship and love of God
  • To support and develop the team of ministers, lay and ordained
  • To both respect and develop the variety of worship styles, so drawing people closer to God
  • To be a visible presence in the community, engaging meaningfully with them
  • To maintain and develop links with the schools and serve as a Governor of the C of E Infant & Nursery School.
  • To be Chaplain to the local RNLI, Police, British Legion and Sea Cadets
  • To participate within the life of the Deanery and in support of the deanery plan

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a new Vicar who will embrace and enjoy this variety and will

  • Encourage and lead us forward in mission, growth and development.
  • Communicate well, and able to reach across the generations.
  • Be a person of prayer who encourages, energises and inspires
  • Have a good understanding of local communities and their link to the life of the church
  • Support and develop our team of ministers, lay and ordained
  • Embrace and enjoy differing worship styles, drawing us closer to God
  • Bring energy and a sense of humour

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: Mon 3 April

Interviews: 10 May