Interim Minister (Priest in Charge) of Elloughton and Brough with Brantingham

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Interim Minister for Elloughton & Brough w Brantingham

Come and join us as we look to God to do new things amongst us. We recognise we have challenges ahead of us and we are looking for a Minister who will creatively lead us into growth as we reach out to our communities. Initially for three years, the appointment will help us to focus on the change that we know is necessary.

Our two parishes include 3 church buildings and include both a small town, with extensive new housing and modern facilities, and an attractive village nearby. We have good links with our communities – there is endless potential here.

We recognise that our Minister can’t do everything. We will support them so that they can focus their time on leading us in mission and outreach. To aid this we are exploring ways of simplifying our structures, deepening our collaboration and releasing the Minister from administration wherever possible.

We are set in an attractive part of East Yorkshire, close to both Hull and beautiful countryside - we promise a warm welcome!

Main Responsibilities

  1. To work with the PCCs in setting a vision for change across the three churches.
  2. To lead the churches in mission and evangelism
  3. To support the existing expressions of lay ministry and grow new ones.
  4. To address the financial challenges, growing generosity and the Free Will Offer
  5. To be a person of prayer and to encourage the continuing prayer life of the churches.
  6. To affirm, respect and value the different spiritualties of the three churches and be enthusiastic about using the various forms of liturgy across the churches.
  7. To work ecumenically where appropriate, responding to opportunities as they arise.
  8. To build on existing partnerships in the parishes, including the schools.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a Minister committed to mission who will . . .

  • Love us and our community, leading us in mission and outreach
  • Envision us and strategically lead us into the change we need to see
  • Support our lay ministry and develop new ones
  • Be open, friendly and approachable to all
  • Deepen our partnership with local churches and schools
  • Help us to grow our giving and finances

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: Applications to be received by 11.00am on Thursday 20 July

Interviews: Thursday 31 August