The beautiful benefice of Washburn and Mid-Wharfe, in the Harrogate deanery comprises six churches which serve small villages, hamlets, scattered dwellings and farms. Four reservoirs, rolling hills and Washburn Heritage Centre make this a popular place for walkers and visitors. The parishes are praying for a priest who will come and live among them – who will inspire the faithful, develop their discipleship and pilgrimage, strengthen them as Christians, get to know the communities, and their visitors, with imagination and creativity.
With easy access to Otley, Harrogate, Leeds and York, this benefice enjoys the best of worlds.
You will be supported by committed and very capable Wardens and Readers, retired clergy, and an administrator. After a period in which an interim SSM has overseen some development in bringing the PCCs to meet and work together, the Benefice now requires an incumbent to move it forward in ministry and mission, building on this governance work. The Diocese of Leeds is committed to your on-going training, development and well-being. The vicarage, situated in Askwith, is spacious and warm with lovely views. A full driving licence is essential.
The closing date is Monday 6th May at Midnight
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Sunday 19th May
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th May
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Rt. Revd. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, Tel: 01765 601094 or email her PA, Mrs Judith Richardson, Judith.email@example.com
The Benefice requires a Priest who will need to:
We are looking for a Priest who is able to demonstrate leadership experience and proven competency in the following areas:
And is able to:
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 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 (The Rt Rev’d Nick Baines) is assisted by five Area Bishops (Bradford, Huddersfield, Kirkstall, Wakefield and Ripon), and five archdeacons (Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, Richmond & Craven). The parish of Bolton Priory lies in the Skipton Deanery of the Ripon Episcopal Area, in the Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven. The Bishop of Ripon is the Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley.
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.