The Parish of West Buckrose consists of eight churches in nine villages in a beautiful part of rural North Yorkshire, to the east of the Howardian Hills, and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is close to the busy market town of Malton, which has a reputation as Yorkshire’s food capital, with food and drink festivals all year round.
The Deanery of Southern Ryedale offers, through its Deanery plan, opportunities to work collaboratively with neighbouring benefices to look for opportunities for growth. The Deanery is developing teams to tackle mission and evangelism goals, and encourages innovative ministry ideas. Our parish supports the Deanery in its goals, and we wish to engage positively with the wider church communities; improving how we live our lives in faith and action.
This is a 3 year interim incumbent post with the aim of developing a plan for fruitful missional growth with the adjacent benefices of Buckrose Carrs and the Wolds Valley parishes. Over the 3 years, we would expect the Rector to be active in the development of a plan to achieve missional and financial sustainability for the eastern part of the deanery of Southern Ryedale, working closely with the Area and Lay Dean.
What we offer:
We are seeking a priest who:
The Diocese of York
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:
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.
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd John Thomson tel: 01757 429982, or the Archdeacon of York, Ven Sam Rushton 01904 758241
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.
An Introduction to Southern Ryedale video can be viewed HERE
Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 2nd April, 2023
Interviews: the afternoon of Monday 24th into Tuesday 25th April 2023