Priest-in-charge of Woodhouse and Wrangthorn and Team Vicar (designate) of St George's Leeds

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We are seeing to appoint a dynamic individual to be Priest in charge of Woodhouse/Wrangthorn and Associate Rector of St George’s Leeds.

This is a unique post, developing mission and ministry in both a large church and a smaller church. The challenge is to love both roles equally and to be effective in both. However, there is considerable overlap, as both churches share the same vision for developing discipleship to grow the church in numbers, in depth of spiritual commitment, and in service to the parish and the city

The role is divided 0.5 FTE at St George's and 0.5 FTE at Woodhouse and Wrangthorn but with flexibility.

  • Three days at St George's with once a month preach or lead a Sunday Serivce
  • Three days at Woodhouse and Wrangthorn including all Sunday services except on a month to preach or lead at one service at St George's
  • A high degree of flexibility in time allocation will be required

For further information please the documents below: or contact Revd Lizzy Woolf

Closing date: 10/4/2019

Interview date: 29/4/2019

As Associate Rector (Team Vicar designate) at St George's Leeds

To join the senior leadership team, with responsibility for discipleship

  • Share in the senior leadership, both spiritual and practical, of St George's
  • Oversee our small groups and networks
  • Take responsibility for discipleship and leadership development strategy

As Priest-in-Charge of St Augustine’s Woodhouse and Wrangthorn
To lead and empower the congregation to develop mission and ministry in the parish.

  • Work with existing lay leaders, and develop new lay leaders and ministers, to devise and deliver a vision for the parish of Woodhouse and Wrangthorn and for the mission of St Augustine’s as a growing parish church.
  • Work with the Diocesan interns programme to raise up and send out new leaders;
  • Provide clear line-management to paid and voluntary workers;
  • Lead the continuing repair and upgrading of the church building.

The ideal candidate will be someone who who has the following qualities:

  • A proven passion for church growth, both numerical and spiritual
  • A recognised passion for discipleship and leadership development
  • A track record of working collaboratively in church leadership
  • Proven experience of managing and equipping staff and volunteers
  • Proven track record of one-one pastoral skills with people of varied backgrounds
  • Deep evangelical commitment to the Bible and an on-going experience of the renewing work of the Holy Spirit
  • Is an excellent preacher and teacher
  • Able to handle with competence, a demanding and varied workload with competing priorities
  • Proven ability to raise up leaders
  • Ability to confront and manage conflict in an appropriate manner
  • Further reference should be made to the Person Specification and Job Description for full details.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

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. We required priests who will enable and empower lay leadership and ministry.

All new appointees in the Diocese are required to undertake (i) the diocesan induction programme which includes diocesan training for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, (ii) a course on presence and engagement in the context of other faiths, and (iii) the residential “Leading Your Church into Growth” course.