Is God calling YOU to be the next Priest in Charge of our one benefice, two parishes, three churches?
The market and county town of Northallerton is growing with new housing development being built, plans for more and a new church primary school opening in 2024. The opportunities for mission and ministry are endless so we are seeking a priest who will flourish in leading our parishes, building on the work that has been gathering momentum through our previous incumbent who has left to join the national Discernment team and through the existing ordained and lay members of the congregation.
An active Multiply ministry has been building a new community of worshippers. A principal task for the incoming priest will be to put a strategy in place, with a clear pattern of team working, to ensure that the mission associated with this ministry is given long-term priority as this is where the church has most clearly seen growth.
The Deanery Leadership Team is guiding the discernment of a pattern of church life and ministry that will be effective and sustainable in the future. As a result, the presentation has been suspended to give flexibility, looking forward to more explicit collaboration between benefices in the northern and southern parts of the deanery. The appointee will be required to take a leading and committed part in the evolving arrangements, being ready if requested to be the convenor of the northern group.
Our parish profile gives further details of the current mission and exciting opportunities on offer. Are YOU the person we are seeking?
For an informal chat please contact:
Archdeacon of Cleveland, The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor | email@example.com | 01642 706095
Bishop of Whitby, The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01642 593273
Closing Date: noon Monday 30th November 2023
Interviews: Wednesday 13th December 2023
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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: