Priest-in-Charge of the Benefices of Grimethorpe with Brierley, Ryhill, Havercroft with Cold Hiendley and Wintersett, and South Kirkby

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Priest-in-Charge of the Benefices of Grimethorpe with Brierley, Ryhill, Havercroft with Cold Hiendley and Wintersett, and South Kirkby

These Traditional Catholic Parishes are re-imagining ministry and building up a team in this part of the Wakefield Episcopal Area and are looking for a Priest-in-Charge who will help them move forward in these developing communities and be missionally intentional. Are you up for this challenge? If you are wondering what the challenge is, the answer is that it is nothing less than fighting for the soul of the Church of England. It’s all good Kingdom stuff! Come and make a difference

Closing date 12th April, 2019

Interviews 30th April, 2019

All three parishes are set in the catholic tradition of the Church of England and we are looking for a priest in charge who values this tradition. The worship is centred on the Eucharist and we would want this to continue, although we recognise that we must look to the future and the need to be innovative and try styles and forms of worship and teaching across a wide range of ages and levels of faith.

We want someone who is able to work with an assistant priest to actively seek opportunities in the various communities for outreach and mission so that the church will grow in numbers and in discipleship.

We are not looking for a priest who can do all this for us, but one who will inspire us with a clear vision for God’s Kingdom, and work with us, so that the whole church and every member of our Christian community can discover their part. We are looking for someone will motivate and inspire us to develop our gifts and talents so that we can effectively build up our community of faith.

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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.