Vicar of the Benefice of Brookfield held in plurality with the Benefice of Stainton w Hemlington and Hilton

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Stainton TS8
Office Holder

Could God be calling you to serve as our next Vicar?

We are looking to appoint a vicar to serve in our two benefices, held in plurality. Our parishes are varied, comprising both historic villages and 20th-21st century housing estates of different characters, including continuing new construction. It is our intention, in consultation with the appointee, to recruit a second minister to who will have a pioneer role in the parishes.

  • To support existing liturgical provision and also help the congregation develop more varied patterns of worship in order to find ways to engage with those who are not currently represented in church.
  • To continue reaching out to the growing local community (especially children and young families in the areas of new housing) and ensure good use of all church buildings.
  • To nurture links with local schools and rebuild relationships and the provision of shared events with ecumenical colleagues.
  • To sustain generous financial giving through Free Will Offer.
  • To encourage and enable lay ministries of all kinds, in conjunction with the Diocesan Ministry and Mission Team.
  • To work with the Bishop, Archdeacon and PCCs to help appoint and supervise an interim ordained Pioneer Minister to work in the areas of new housing.

We are praying our new vicar will

  • Nurture our faith through worship, giving priority to our gathering at weekly Sunday Eucharists also encouraging us to explore new and inclusive ways of worship in respond to the changing needs of our communities.
  • Support us to help us grow spiritually and learn more about the Gospel
  • Lead us in reaching and serving all local residents but particularly residents in the new, recently-built housing developments.
  • Help us to renew our ministry to young families
  • Encourage us to discover and use our gifts as lay people in order to build up our church and bring others to a living 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