Could God be calling you to serve as our new Pioneer Priest?
The parishes of Stainton with Hemlington, Hilton and Brookfield are situated on the southern outskirts of Middlesbrough. Following significant development and growth in our communities, we are looking for a Pioneer Priest to help us see Jesus transform lives.
There are some wonderful opportunities in the Benefice and we are hoping our new Pioneer Priest will work with the incumbent to make Jesus known, with a particular focus on reaching families and young people in areas of new housing in Brookfield and Stainton.
The Plurality is newly engaged in Revitalise - a 2 year Diocesan programme seeking explicit growth - so this is a particularly exciting time in the life of the parishes.
This post is a fixed term post of 3 years initially with the possibility of an extension for a further 3 years.
For an informal chat please contact:
The Revd Laura Wild | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01642 598 621
Archdeacon of Cleveland, The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor | email@example.com | 01642 706 095
Bishop of Whitby, The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01642 593 273
Closing Date: 09:00am Thursday 23rd November 2023
Interviews: Thursday 7th December 2023
We are praying our Pioneer Priest will:
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: