Beverley Minster Mission Priest

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Mission Priest for Beverley Minster

We are at an exciting time in the life of our church as we look to deepen our commitment to evangelism and discipleship.

We are seeking a minister who will provide a focus for the Minster’s outward-facing ministry. This will include leading our two new congregations, growing them in numbers and in their depth of discipleship. Our parish includes opportunities to deepen our links with schools, create a youth community across our churches and to reach those living in the extensive new housing in our parish.

Beverley is a vibrant and unspoilt market town with a wide range of cultural activities and access to coast and countryside. A new house is being purchased amongst the large areas of new housing to the south of the town but in walking distance of the Minster and town centre.

Main Responsibilities

  1. To work alongside the Vicar in the senior leadership of the Beverley Minster churches.
  2. To take a lead across the Beverley Minster churches for outreach and discipleship.
  3. To lead, consolidate and develop the two new congregations.
  4. To develop and implement a vision for outreach to the new housing areas in the Benefice.
  5. To develop and coach the lay Youth and Children’s Minister in building our youth congregation.
  6. To offer encouragement and support to other churches in the Deanery of Beverley as they also grapple with the challenge of reaching a younger demographic.

Our Ideal Candidate

Working with colleagues in our Minster family of churches and the deanery, you will :

  • Communicate well your living and mature faith
  • Invest in relationships and be rooted in our community
  • Creatively express your heart for mission as you point people to Jesus
  • Enjoy being a team player
  • Bring a commitment to a ‘mixed economy’ approach to mission and parish life
  • Participate in the overall leadership of the Minster

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:

Revd Canon Jonathan Baker, Vicar of Beverley Minster | | 01482 868540

The Archdeacon of the East Riding, the Ven Andy Broom | |
01482 881659

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure

Closing date: Friday 12th January 2024

Interviews: Monday 19th February 2024