House for Duty Priest of Lockington and Lund and Scorborough with Leconfield

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House for Duty Priest : Benefice of Lockington and Lund and Scorborough with Leconfield

Our benefice of four rural churches is situated in a glorious part of the East Riding of Yorkshire just a few miles north of the very attractive Georgian town of Beverley. As our local school says it is ‘A great place to be – come and join us!’ We understand rural life and don’t expect our Vicar to do everything – we have active church members who look forward to sharing in ministry with you!

We offer:

  • Enthusiastic, welcoming and friendly churches
  • A real desire to grow and reach out to our families
  • Inclusive, central tradition of worship
  • Very good lay support including three Authorised Lay Ministers (two Worship & one Pastoral)
  • An attractive 4-bedroom rectory in Lockington
  • Two excellent schools with which there are close links – a church primary school in Lockington and a community primary school in Leconfield
  • Big skies countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors

Main Responsibilities

  1. To develop a vision and plan for the churches which enables them to flourish and serve their communities
  2. To lead the churches in mission and evangelism, as they reach out in action, prayer and love
  3. To engage in the community life of the parishes, being a visible presence in each
  4. To deepen and extend the shared life and ministry of the benefice
  5. To engage with the two schools in the parishes, encouraging and valuing ministry with children and young people
  6. To support the parish of Leconfield as it explores the future shape of ministry there, welcoming warmly the deanery initiative to create a New Worshipping Community
  7. To play and full and active role in the deanery and engage positively in the collaborative relationships among the rural parishes

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Minster who will

  • Be an encouraging, prayerful and visible pastoral presence within our caring and active village communities
  • Bring a genuine desire to communicate and connect joyfully with people of all ages
  • Continue to nurture and enhance our good relationships with our local schools
  • Recognise and use the skills of the laity across our benefice
  • Lead us to joyfully proclaim the gospel in our communities

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: Please speak with Archdeacon Andy

Interviews: To be arranged