Vicar of Hessle

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Our diverse and vibrant parish, to the west of Hull, offers a varied context where the church is ideally placed to be at the heart of our community. We retain a place in the wider civic life, are committed to our two Church Schools and continue to be a church that people look to for Occasional Offices. We wish to build on the existing opportunities for mission and find new ways to serve and reach the parish, especially our young people and families. We are seeking a priest who is

  • Collaborative, inspirational and approachable and will work closely with ordained and lay colleagues
  • An encourager and enabler of lay ministry
  • Creative and imaginative in pointing others to Christ
  • Open and welcoming to all
  • Committed to recognising the different needs of the members of our modern-catholic congregation

You will find here the Profile prepared by church members which will give you insights into the place, its past and present.

I hope that as you read you will also catch something of the prayers and aspirations for all that we would love a new Incumbent to help nurture and grow.

It is important to us that we continue to be a visible presence in the town, open to change as God leads and encouraging others to join with us in worship.We would hope to provide a place where Christian beliefs and values are evident in the worship provision and pastoral care undertaken by clergy and congregation. We are committed to nurturing our existing strengths, but also pray that we can find ways to make our church more accessible to the wider population, particularly their children and families.We look for someone who is moved by the Spirit to join us in answer to our prayers and who will lead us in exciting new directions.

The Deanery of Hull is extensive and Hessle is on its western side offering you good colleagues, lay and ordained, as we seek right across the Diocese to develop our Deaneries in creative ways.

The post has become available at an exciting time in the life of the Diocese as we work together on our priorities and strategy for the coming years

  • To bring leadership and vision to the church, developing the previous work around LYCiG
  • To lead the church in deepening its ministry in the parish, enabling the laity to share in this
  • To have a high profile in the community, maximising the opportunities for the Incumbent’s public ministry
  • To develop the relationship with the neighbourhood All Saints' CE Federation schools  To care for the church family, enabling healing and greater unity
  • To support and develop ministry to young people and families
  • To work collaboratively developing lay ministry in all aspects of the church’s life

Above all we are seeking someone who will bring a deep sense of joy and prayerfulness and we look forward to praying with our new Vicar and supporting them in their ministry

  • experienced as a Parish Priest
  • a heart for pastoral ministry
  • ability to support and develop ministry to young people and families
  • keenness to further cultivate the strong relationship and ministry with our neighbourhood All Saints' CE Federation schools
  • able to support and encourage lay ministry
  • a creative and imaginative spirit leader, pointing others to Christ
  • a collaborative, inspirational and approachable leader who is committed to building and sustaining relationships
  • an open and welcoming approach to all
  • with a commitment to recognising the different needs of the members of our congregation
  • Someone who brings joy and spirituality to their ministry

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

The Diocese of York

The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, and two National Parks. Extending from the River Tees to the River Humber, and from around the A1 road to the incomparable Yorkshire coast, the area is home to around 1.4 million people.

We are a family of 607 churches and 125 schools in 470 parishes, led and guided in their faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. York Minster is our principal church. Our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples.

We are currently working through a Diocesan Strategy that focuses on:

Reaching those we currently don't

Moving to Growth

Achieving sustainable finances

Our official website can be found here:

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Archdeacon of the East Riding, the Ven Andy Broom T: 01482 881659

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Find out more about us at our microsite:

Unfortunately it is not always straightforward for clergy from overseas to be appointed to posts in the Church of England. The policy of the UK Border Agency is that normally the organisation making an appointment has been able to prove that it is impossible to appoint a person who is a national of a European Economic Area country, before a visa giving permission to work will be issued to a person who comes from elsewhere.

This is a Lord Chancellor's appointment and subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Check.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 2 July, 2019