Priest-in-Charge The Street Parishes Benefice

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Slingsby, York
Office Holder

The Street Benefice consists of four parishes composed of nine settlements and seven churches in the very beautiful Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and on the edge of the North York Moor National Park, with many opportunities to enjoy the out-of-doors. The Benefice lies just North of the busy market town of Malton, which has a reputation as Yorkshire’s food capital, with food and drink festivals all year round.

We are a group of parishes continuing a long and strong tradition of Christian presence in this beautiful part of North Yorkshire. We want to grow in faith, fellowship and lay ministry.

The things that are important to us are our presence in, involvement with, and support of our local communities and visitors. We want you to help us navigate future change, as we embrace our Deanery Plan and work closer with our neighbouring Howardian Benefice.

What we offer:

  • Supportive parishioners who recognise the need for change and want to serve with their priest to realise this.
  • An authorized Lay Minister, an enthusiastic lay ministry team, 15 Eucharist Ministers and wonderfully supported by several retired priests.
  • Broad and varied worship traditions
  • Music is vitally important to the Street Benefice, with a lively and growing Music Group who sing for Benefice and other services, led by Dr Philip Moore, formerly Organist and Master of the Music at York Minster.
  • Links to two community primary schools within the benefice
  • Seasonal Bible and prayer studies during Advent and Lent
  • Open and welcoming churches which serve the local communities and tourism.
  • A large four bedroomed house in the beautiful village of Terrington.

We are seeking a House-for-Duty priest to walk with us on our journey of faith and who:

  • enjoys visiting, meeting, visiting and talking to people of all generations and beliefs
  • enjoys taking services but also welcomes lay involvement
  • is willing to share the administrative load with PCCs and churchwardens
  • values the potential of historic church buildings and wants to help us care for them for future generations
  • embraces opportunities for change, and who will lead and guide us through future plans for our Benefice, which will involve working alongside our friends in the Howardian and Harton Benefices

Southern Ryedale Deanery

Buckrose Carrs is part of Southern Ryedale Deanery. A welcome to the deanery video can be viewed at Southern Rydale Deanery Welcome

The Diocese of York

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 and 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.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd John Thomson tel: 01757 429982, or the Archdeacon of York, Ven Sam Rushton 01904 758241

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 1st October, 2023

Interviews: the afternoon of Monday 16th into Tuesday 17th October 2023