Vicar of the United Benefice of All Saints’ Darton and St John the Evangelist Staincross

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Barnsley
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The people of these Barnsley communities are praying for a Vicar who will continue to build upon the good work already in place and to develop further all aspects of what is working well to create an increasingly confident and vibrant church community within the Benefice of All Saints’ Church, Darton, and St. John the Evangelist, Staincross.

Closing date 2.4.19

Interview date 11.4.19

Thank you for taking the time to read our Parish Brochures. We have tried to be clear and honest in our description of the benefice, its people, our strengths and our challenges. We hope to attract an incumbent who will help us to fulfil our desire to flourish.

Both PCCs would welcome applications from both women and men equally.

The two churches, All Saints’ at Darton and St John the Evangelist at Staincross, which became one benefice in September 2015, are geographically only a mile and a half apart. Each church has its own Churchwardens and PCC; although operating as two churches, we are very supportive of each other, attending both worship and social events at both churches. A joint benefice magazine is produced on a monthly basis, promoting worship and other events at both churches. People from both churches are involved throughout the year in pantomime productions, the “Muddy Boots” walking group, craft groups, weekly Café Mass, the Pilgrimage to Walsingham, the Agape supper, concerts, theatre events and fairs. For special occasions, the two choirs collaborate.

For further information, see http://www.dartonandstaincrosschurch.co.uk

Our strengths:

  • We are committed to our churches and their future.
  • We have hardworking and willing teams.
  • We recognize the need for an incumbent to have days off and holidays!

Our Challenges:

  • Increasing our relatively modest congregations.
  • Developing ways of appealing to all age groups, especially to young families.
  • Reaching out to newcomers living in new estates being built in the parish.
  • Securing our financial stability through fund raising and Stewardship, with support from the diocese.
  • Maintaining all our buildings.

Hopes for the Future:

To continue the good work in place at present, as identified above, and to develop further all aspects of what is working well to create an increasingly confident and vibrant church community within the benefice of All Saints’ Church, Darton, and St. John the Evangelist, Staincross.

Approachable and spiritual with a sense of humour and realism; friendly, approachable and compassionate.

Someone who is passionate about their faith and able to inspire this in others.

A leader who motivates others with enthusiasm and encouragement.

Active in fostering links in the community.

Excellent communication skills with people of all ages – a reflective communicator and listener.

Able and willing to create a balance between both traditional and new expressions of worship.

Able to engage and inspire new and established members of the churches and help the churches to grow.

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

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.

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 is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven).

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.

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.

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 is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven).

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.

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.

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 is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon) and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven).

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.