Do you have a heart for the community and vision to lead us forward in the plans God has for us?
We are a small but diverse and growing church, deeply engaged in serving a socially deprived area of Middlesbrough. The parish is adjacent to the more obviously town-centre parishes and the community is in an extended phase of change and re-establishment.
In the midst of this change, the Church is a lifeline and a beacon of hope, love and purpose. Following the retirement of the previous incumbent, the assistant ministers and many of the parish's lay people have worked hard to reach out to the community, growing their activities in varied and imaginative ways set alongside faithful prayer and worship.
This is a post for a priest who is committed to the value of the church's present in a setting that is poor in material terms but rich in faith and the transformative power of the Gospel.
We hope you sense you are being called to this ministry and welcome enquiries and applications.
For an informal chat please contact:
Archdeacon of Cleveland, The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01642 706 095
Bishop of Whitby, The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson | email@example.com | 01642 593 273
Closing Date: 09:00am Monday 30th October 2023
Interviews: Monday 13th November 2023
Blended with the basic requirements on the calling to be a Priest, we pray that our next Vicar will have:
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: