Vicar (0.5) of The Benefice of Welton with Melton

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 1 month
Office Holder

St Helen’s, Welton w Melton


(Half Stipend plus Housing)

As we look to the future with expectation, we are seeking a prayerful priest who will continue to deepen our confidence in ministry, evangelism, discipleship, leading worship and living out our faith in our daily life. As an ‘Inclusive Church’ we value welcoming all and serving everyone in our parish and we recognise that in continuing to grow and change we will become the church God calls us to be.

We understand the role is only part time and we are committed to share with you in the life and leadership of the church. We have lay and ordained ministers to work alongside you and there is also the provision of some administrative support.

Our attractive village is on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and also close to both the City of Hull and good transport routes. We hope you’ll want to join us and lead us forward into the plans we know God has for us.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead St Helen’s into the next chapter of its life, refreshing its vision and Mission Action Plan, and managing any necessary change effectively
  • To lead, manage and direct the church in a collaborative style.
  • To value lay ministry, nurturing and encouraging its development
  • To value inclusivity and to deepen our expression of this seeks to help us continue to make our church community and its worship more inclusive.
  • To nurture Christian discipleship especially with children and young people.
  • To teach and preach in a manner that relates the Bible to daily lives and issues.
  • To be an encouraging, prayerful, and visible pastoral presence within our community.
  • To value and lead a broad range of worship
  • To contribute to the life of the deanery, collaborating especially with neighbouring parishes where new housing areas overlap both

Our Ideal Canddiate

We are seeking a new Vicar who will:

  • Nurture, motivate and encourage us in our love for God and service of him
  • Collaboratively lead, manage and direct our ministry team and church family
  • Value inclusivity and welcome all to every aspect of church life
  • Teach and preach in a way that applies to our lives
  • Be an encouraging, prayerful and visible pastoral presence for our community
  • Enjoy leading a range of worship styles

About Us

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 churches of missionary disciples
  • Transforming our finances and structures

Our approach is aligned with a commitment to the best of our parochial inheritance, 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.

Informal enquiries are welcome:

The Archdeacon of the East Riding, the Ven Andy Broom | |
01482 881659

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure

Closing date: Sunday 7 January

Interviews: Wednesday 7 February