Interim Priest-in-Charge for East Leeds Revival
Cross Green & Richmond Hill; Leeds St Wilfrid
This is one of three Interim Priest in Charge posts for ‘East Leeds Revival’, our project to revitalise and grow the life and mission of the Church in this part of inner East Leeds. The vacancies which have occurred give us a unique opportunity to create these posts, so as to give the benefices leadership and pastoral care while new and sustainable arrangements are developed.
The three priests will work closely together with each other and with the Area Bishop, Archdeacon, Area Dean and other colleagues to drive forward change while loving and supporting existing congregations. They work towards optimising arrangements for worship, evangelism, mission, pastoral care and resources, including buildings, across the benefices involved.
It is envisaged that proposals for pastoral reorganisation may emerge from this ministry.
Two of the parishes in this group, Leeds St Wilfrid and Cross Green St Hilda, are aligned to the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda with the extended episcopal care of the Bishop of Wakefield. The post holder will be a male priest of this theological tradition but will also work collaboratively those of all traditions.
The other posts are (i) Burmantofts, St Stephen and St Agnes; Harehills, St Cyprian; and Halton, St Wilfrid an appointment has already been made to this post. and (ii) Gipton, The Epiphany; and Roundhay, St John (Oakwood Anglican-Methodist LEP)
If you wish to have an informal discussion regarding the vacancy, please contact Archdeacon Paul Ayers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 25/9/23
Interview – 11/10/23