This Parish in North Yorkshire is comprised of four villages which are surrounded by stunning countryside, located between the historic Georgian town of Richmond and the county town of Northallerton. We are looking forward to welcoming a new priest to be incumbent of this lively parish who will be supported by a committed PCC and a parish administrator. The modern vicarage is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Brompton-on-Swale.
We are looking for an insightful and visionary leader who is sustained by a deep Christian faith to bring the Parish, communities, and people of all ages together, helping us to strengthen relationships with people from all walks of life, enriching their understanding and spirituality.
The challenges we have identified are:
For an informal conversation please do contact the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, the Venerable Jonathan Gough, via his PA, Mrs Chloe Drummond Email: email@example.com
Closing Date: 13th December
Shortlisting Date: 10th January
Interview Date: 29th January
We are looking for an Incumbent:
To provide a clear vision and Spirit inspired leadership to the church.
To engage all ages in praise and worship in clear, understandable and relevant ways.
To encourage and facilitate the church body to develop their gifts and ministries to serve the church.
To provide biblically based direction and issue resolution.
To work with the Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council in the stewardship of our rural churches.
Preach the gospel, giving opportunity for people to come to Christ and be supported through discipleship.
Lead a team to develop and support individuals in their spiritual journey through discipleship and mentoring.
Develop individuals and teams to serve in worship, mission, pastoral care and teaching the word of the Lord.
Create opportunities and encourage the community to engage with the life of the church with a focus on reaching children, young people and families in innovative ways.
Be a visible presence in the community, tending to spiritual needs, strengthening the weak, through encouragement and teaching, making provision, shielding, refreshing, restoring, and leading by example to allow people to grow in their relationship with Christ.
Continue the work with local schools to provide spiritual support and governance whilst sustaining the presence of the church in the school community, encouraging families to get involved in church services and events.
Introduce initiatives in a sensitive and supportive way and develop the gifts and talents in the congregation and the wider community.
Will understand and apply scripture to guide leadership, authority and accountability.
Have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of key figures within the church and wider community.
Have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire, and delegate to a team (paid or voluntary) and oversee this in a timely manner.
Have the ability to recognise, encourage, develop, and support the gifts and talents of others and to be able to monitor and assess these skills to enhance worship and mission in the Parish.
Have experience in supporting and developing children’s and young people’s ministry.
Be able to travel and be visible throughout the Parish.
The Diocese of Leeds was formed at Easter 2014. It is one of the largest dioceses in the country covering an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a growing population of around 2,642,400 people. The diocese comprises five Episcopal areas, each served by a suffragan (area) bishop. Each Episcopal Area is coterminous with an Archdeaconry.
The Diocesan Vision, informed by the values of ‘loving, living, learning’ is: ‘confident Christians, growing churches, transforming communities and so helping share the Good News of Jesus Christ across our Diocese’. This Vision is embedded into the Diocesan Strategy and Goals and expressed in meaningful ways across the episcopal areas.
The Diocese is a blend of urban and rural in all their diversity. This includes the major cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield; the large industrial and post-industrial towns of Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury; the market towns of Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon (classed as a small city), Richmond and Wetherby; and the deeply rural area of the Yorkshire Dales. It covers several civic and parliamentary boundaries.
The Diocese is unique in having three cathedrals; Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield. The Deans of the Cathedrals work together and continue to look to fresh ways of sharing ideas and engaging in projects of mutual interest.