We are looking for a colleague with a heart for mission to come and join us in the Halifax Deanery. This new shared post is for someone to spend half their time as Deanery Missioner and the other half of their time as Associate Vicar of Siddal. There is an excellent modern vicarage situated in Siddal, which is within walking distance of St Marks and with good transport links to the rest of Halifax with good motorway links also to Manchester and Leeds via the M62.
Closing Date: 3rd July 2019
We are looking for a mission-focussed priest with a passion for growing the church and helping existing disciples to deepen their faith.
In the Deanery we are looking for someone who will support parishes in:
Part of the work will involve supporting the “Saturday Gatherings” which are an ecumenical Fresh Expression of Church run from the Gathering Place in the Town Centre and at St Hilda’s Halifax and working with ecumenical colleagues to support these.
In the Parish we are looking for someone who can:
The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively building up the lay leadership of St Marks with the Vicar (Canon Hilary Barber), who is also Vicar of Halifax Minster), the PCC, the Reader, Reader in Training and others Training for Lay Ministry. He/she will also be part of the Minster Team, which offers collegiality and support.
Our new vicar will be:
Please see the Person Specification attached for further details of the essential and desirable qualities we are seeking in relation to this post.
For more information about this application process, please use this link
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 Todmorden, Cornholme and Walsden lies in the Calder Valley Deanery of the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, in 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.