The people who make up this enthusiastic group of four parishes are looking forward to welcoming a Priest-in-Charge who will give them a lead in discovering a fresh and uniting vision as together they seize the opportunities for mission and ministry in this stunning part of Yorkshire..
The closing date is Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 12 noon
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th February 2019
Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th March 2019
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Rt. Revd. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, Tel: 01765 601094 or email her PA Mrs Judith Richardson, Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Benefice requires someone who will:
We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate experience and proven competency in the following areas:
has an awareness and understanding of rural life and the pastoral needs of a wide rural community
has a sensitive and encouraging leader of worship
is pastorally committed
is an effective communicator to a wide variety of audiences
is a good listener
has good management and organizational skills
the ability to prioritise.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The Anglican Diocese of Leeds comprises five Episcopal Areas, each coterminous with an Archdeaconry. This is now one of the largest dioceses in the country, and its creation is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles, and a population of around 2,642,400 people.
The three former dioceses were created in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to cater for massive population changes brought about by industrialisation and, later, mass immigration. The diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield), large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury), market towns (Harrogate, Skipton, Ripon, Richmond and Wetherby), and deeply rural areas (the Dales). The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.
The Diocesan Bishop (The Rt Rev’d Nick Baines) is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon), and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven). The parish of Bolton Priory lies in the Skipton Deanery of the Ripon Episcopal Area, in the Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven. The Bishop of Ripon is the Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley.
Our vision as the Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For all of our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith which has inspired a track record of church growth, both numerically and spiritually.