Priest in Charge of St Cuthbert's, Ormesby

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Might YOU be the person God is calling to serve as our Priest in Charge?

The parish of Ormesby is situated in the south-east of Middlesbrough, straddling the Middlesbrough / Redcar & Cleveland boundary. It includes the National Trust Ormesby Hall estate and various housing areas.

There has been significant ministry around Occasional Offices from within the parish and from the neighbouring parish of St Thomas' Brambles Farm where there is a Bishop' Mission Order in place covering the northern parish of St Cuthbert's, Ormesby. Forming a close collegial relationship, there is further scope for ministry within the community at large.

We are seeking a new Priest in Charge who can provide sensitive, firm and collaborative leadership to help us in our mission to reach out to our community to enable our church to grow and flourish in God's name.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates: Friday 15th December 2023

  • To nurture and support the congregation and help them continue to develop links with the wider community.
  • To encourage mission and outreach, especially through the occasional offices and by involvement in local schools and community events.
  • To work with the Deanery Leadership Team and other parishes in order that gifts and skills may be shared across the deanery.
  • To address concerns about finances and consider how best to use the church building.
  • To encourage and enable lay ministries of all kinds.
  • To encourage engagement with the Diocesan strategy of Living Christ's Story and to build sustainable patterns of ministry for the future.

We are praying our new Priest in Charge will:

  • Be a shepherd - demonstrating pastoral care for our church and community through compassion, empathy and a willingness to listen.
  • Be an advocate - enabling people to flourish, grow in discipleship and develop a culture of nurturing gifts.
  • Be a visionary - seeing where our church and community need to go and leading us there with drive and commitment.
  • Be a servant - committing to the needs of the church and wider community.
  • Be an intercessor - inspiring others through prayer and Eucharistic spirituality with a creative approach to worship.
  • Be a teacher - with enthusiasm for preaching the Gospel.
  • Be a steward - with proven experience of running charities who can oversea fundraising and grant application.

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