Interim Priest in Charge - East Leeds Revival - Gipton, The Epiphany; and Roundhay, St John (Oakwood Anglican-Methodist LEP)

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Gipton and Oakwood, Leeds
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Interim Priest-in-Charge for East Leeds Revival

Gipton, The Epiphany; and Roundhay, St John (Oakwood Anglican-Methodist LEP)

This is one of three Interim Priest in Charge posts ‘East Leeds Revival’, our project to revitalise and grow the life and mission of the Church in this part of inner East Leeds. As part of this, we wish to appoint three full-time Interim Priests-in-Charge. 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 a 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 expected that the priests and key lay leaders will meet together regularly for prayer, vision and planning. This should include regular meetings with the Area Bishop and Archdeacon, and other Diocesan colleagues.

It is envisaged that proposals for pastoral reorganisation may emerge from this ministry.

To support this project the Diocese is exploring possibilities of further resources to consolidate and grow sustainable mission and ministry.

The two other posts are:

  1. Burmantofts, St Stephen and St Agnes; Harehills, St Cyprian; and Halton, St Wilfrid; an appointment has already been made to this post.
  2. Cross Green, St Hilda; Leeds, St Wilfrid; and Richmond Hill, St Saviour. Two of the parishes in group (ii), 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 there will be a male priest of this theological tradition but will also work collaboratively those of all traditions.

If you wish to have an informal discussion regarding the vacancy, please contact Archdeacon Paul Ayers at:

Closing date 25/9/23

Interview – 11/10/23