Priest in Charge of Derringham Bank

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Priest in Charge : The Parish of Derringham Bank

Our church family ministers through our two buildings to our suburban parish in Hull. We are seeking a Vicar who will lead us into the next chapter of our life together, developing with us a fresh vision and helping us to embrace the new ways that may be necessary to bring growth and reach those we currently don’t.

We are not an overly ‘busy’ church and so we hope our new Vicar will focus on mission and serving the community. We are looking for an open evangelical Minister who will share their love for Jesus and the Bible with us.

We are committed to supporting you, working alongside you and praying for you. We have to make decisions about our buildings and grow our income but we committed to these challenges. The diocese have identified us as a ‘Revitalise’ parish and will also be investing in us to support our future growth. We look forward to this sharing this next chapter of our life and ministry with the person God is calling to join us.

Main Responsibilities

  • To envision the Church Family and lead them forward in mission and deeper engagement with the parish.
  • To lead the church into numerical growth and to enable the work of revitalisation.
  • To extend ministry to families and local schools, encouraging a move towards a younger age profile, including finding new ways of being Church where necessary.
  • To deepen the collaboration across the two congregations and so deepen the sense of their being one Church Family in the parish.
  • To guide the PCC through the process of deliberating on the future of their buildings
  • To grow the generosity of the Church Family, and other income streams, to turn around their recent decline in Free Will Offer
  • To affirm and develop the gifts of the whole church family through the building of teams and new ministries.
  • To engage fully in the diocesan ‘Revitalise’ programme
  • To participate within the life of the Deanery and in support of the

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Vicar who will:

  • Envision us and lead us into growth
  • Prioritise reaching younger generations
  • Engage with our community and schools with openness and warmth
  • Deepen our discipleship and broaden lay ministry
  • Care for the church family, drawing us closer to one another and to God

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: Monday 17 April

Interviews: A zoom meeting - pm/eve Tuesday 23 May. Interview Day - Thursday 25 May