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Assistant Curate (House for Duty) - North Holderness Deanery

Please Note: The application deadline for this post has now passed.


All deaneries are unique, but we might be forgiven for thinking that North Holderness has a particular uniqueness, if only for the fact that we have the fastest eroding coastline in the East of England!

 At the eastern edge of the Diocese of York, the Deanery of North Holderness is made up of many very small villages, each with their own character (and characters!) situated north of Hull (City of Culture 2017) and close to the charming market town of Beverley – from which the Deanery priest’s Rectory in Brandesburton will be a 15 minute drive. 

Some of the parishes lie along the coastal strip with gloriously long sandy beaches (hence a number of caravan parks dotted along the coastline). Other parishes lie on the main road between Beverley and Bridlington. For those who like to be out and about there are plenty of good walking and cycling routes and the Deanery is within easy access of the Yorkshire Wolds, the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. 

Post Introduction

This friendly and largely rural deanery is seeking a Priest to share in the different patterns of worship, traditions and life of a whole range of communities. We are looking for someone who will do Sunday duties as well as two days a week which will allow the person to pursue a particular specialism that uses their gifts and serves the need of the deanery, as well as some ministry with Occasional offices. There will be no expectation of having any of the legal responsibilities of an Incumbent, nor be required to attend PCCs.

Role Responsibility

  • To be responsible to The Revd Anne White the Areal Dean.
  • To help ensure pastoral care and worship is offered across the Deanery, by assisting across the benefices on Sundays and having some engagement with the Occasional Offices.
  • To develop a specific area of ministry which uses your own gifts and interests and will also serve the needs of the wider deanery.
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive way with the Area Dean, other clergy and lay ministers, including attending chapter.
  • To be a visible presence throughout the Deanery, so that the role is seen in a wider missional context.

About Us

Deadline for applications is noon on Monday 22 January 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 20 February 2018.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact The Ven Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the east Riding. E: ader@yorkdiocese.org  T: 01482 881659

Full details about this opportunity can be found in the attached documents below.

We welcome all applications from eligible candidates for our posts.  At the same time, we are bound by the regulations concerning eligibility to work in the UK, which are not within the church’s control.  Nationals of the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) do not require special permission.  However, most non-EEA nationals would require permission from the UK immigration authorities to work in the UK.  The authorities may refuse applications, especially if it is not clear that attempts over a period to recruit EEA nationals to a post have been made but have proved unsuccessful.  At an initial stage therefore we would have to advise non-EEA applicants that they may not be eligible to take up an appointment.  The immigration authorities’ advice is set out at https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-minister-of-religion-visa  

Interview travel expenses can only be reimbursed for journeys within the UK.

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 127 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road.  Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples.

Find out more about us at our microsite: https://jobs.churchofengland.org/deanofyork/

Our official website can be found here: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk/

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