This newly formed united benefice, created in December 2018, is looking for a priest to walk alongside them on their journey of faith. The three churches have been working together for the last two years but are now looking for a priest to help them build on these relationships. Lay members are willing to take on tasks and to assist in ministry in all three churches. They would welcome a priest who will work with them to create a sustainable pattern of ministry for the future and who can train and use the laity to achieve this.
The closing date for this post TBC
Interviews will be held on TBC
If you require further information or would like a conversation about this post please do not hesitate to contact The Ven Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax on 01484 471803 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an interim post initially for three years renewable for a further three years. The churches expect the vicar to be realistic about workload and are concerned that the priest will take proper rest days and holidays. It is hoped that he/she will build partnerships with laity and neighbouring clergy so they do not feel that ministry rests on their shoulders alone. The benefice will support them in their personal development, CMD and reading. Full expenses will be paid.
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The Anglican Diocese of Leeds comprises five episcopal areas, each coterminous with an archdeaconry. This is now one of the largest Dioceses in the country and its creation in 2014 is unprecedented in the history of the Church of England. It covers an area of around 2,425 square miles with a population of around 2,642,400 people. The Diocese comprises major cities (Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield) large industrial and post-industrial towns (Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury), market towns (Todmorden, Harrogate, Skipton, Richmond, Ripon and Wetherby) and deeply rural areas especially in the Dales. The whole of life is here, along with all the richness, diversity and complexities of a changing world.
Five area bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Ripon and Wakefield and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Richmond and Craven and Wakefield. assist the Diocesan Bishop (The Rt. Revd Nicholas Baines)
The benefice of Marsden and Slaithwaite with East Scammonden lies in the foothills of the Pennines. It is in the Huddersfield Deanery of the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, and is also part of the Archdeaconry of Halifax. The Bishop of Huddersfield is The Rt. Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs and the Archdeacon of Halifax is The Venerable Dr Anne Dawtry.
Our vision as a Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the Good News of Jesus Christ. For all our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith and with a commitment to church growth both numerical and spiritual.