St Mary’s Wyke is an important church in the South Bradford part of the Bradford Episcopal Area. Wyke is in the top 11% most deprived parishes in the country, with significant numbers of lone parents and people with no qualifications, but little ethnic diversity. Over the past few years, the church has embraced Jesus Shaped People and achieved a greater depth of discipleship as a result.
Closing date for applications is Monday 1st April. If you would like an informal chat please call Archdeacon Andy Jolley on 07973 458403
We are looking for a priest who:
The Vicar will be the senior Anglican priest in Wyke with responsibility for overall leadership of a ministerial team which comprises two Readers and a priest with Permission to Officiate. (S)he will also be the Training Incumbent for any curate deployed to the parish.
Alongside this, there are four particular priorities for the incoming incumbent:
We ar e looking for someone who has:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The Diocese of Leeds is now almost five years old, We are working with three core objectives:
Confident Christians: Encouraging personal spiritual renewal with the aim of producing clergy and laity who are confident in God and in the Gospel.
Growing Churches: Numerically, spiritually and in their mission to the wider world.
Changing communities: For the better, through our partnership with other churches and faith communities, as well as government and third sector agencies.
The Diocese came into being at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the historic dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds and Wakefield. This followed a three-year process of debate and consultation driven by the Diocese's Commission. It covers a region whose economy is greater than that of Wales. Background papers to the reorganisation process can be read at www.wyadtransformation.org.
The Diocese 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.