Brafferton with Pilmoor, Myton-on-Swale and Thormanby are a group of three parishes that sit on the border of the Vale of York and the Vale of Mowbray in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire, just a short distance from both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty dotted with many beautiful market towns such as Thirsk, Northallerton, Boroughbridge, Harrogate and many more.
For the past 20 years Brafferton Benefice has been linked with a larger neighbouring benefice of 6 churches under one full time priest-in-charge. Recent local reorganisation has formed this new House for Duty post for our parish. A move which has been warmly welcomed by all 3 parishes of the Brafferton Benefice. This is a new chapter for us to explore what God is looking to do in our benefice and there is a real excitement about possibilities for ministry and growth over the years that lie ahead.
We seek a priest who will:
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:
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 8th October, 2023
Interviews: Friday 3rd November
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