These three rural village parishes are located 5 miles from Richmond, in the northern part of North Yorkshire and close to the A1 and A66 near Scotch Corner. They are looking for an incumbent (0.5 post) who can exercise leadership with confidence and compassion, and who will bring life, energy and creativity to worship, while honouring traditions and customs. Their new priest will nurture a prayerful Christian faith in all age groups across these rural communities, will ensure pastoral care, and engage with local schools. The new incumbent will supported by lay colleagues.
For an informal conversation please contact the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, Jonathan Gough, Tel: 01677 427286 or email his PA, Mrs Chloe Drummond, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date - Sunday 5th November 2023
Shortlisting date - Tuesday 14th November 2023
Interview date - Thursday 30th November 2023
The Diocese of Leeds
The Diocese of Leeds was formed at Easter 2014. It is one of the largest dioceses in the country covering an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a growing population of around 2,642,400 people. The diocese comprises five Episcopal areas, each served by a suffragan (area) bishop. Each Episcopal Area is coterminous with an Archdeaconry.
The Diocesan Vision, informed by the values of ‘loving, living, learning’ is: ‘confident Christians, growing churches, transforming communities and so helping share the Good News of Jesus Christ across our Diocese’. This Vision is embedded into the Diocesan Strategy and Goals and expressed in meaningful ways across the episcopal areas.
The Diocese is a blend of urban and rural in all their diversity. This includes the major cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield; the large industrial and post-industrial towns of Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury; the market towns of Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon (classed as a small city), Richmond and Wetherby; and the deeply rural area of the Yorkshire Dales. It covers several civic and parliamentary boundaries.
The Diocese is unique in having three cathedrals; Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield. The Deans of the Cathedrals work together and continue to look to fresh ways of sharing ideas and engaging in projects of mutual interest.