Team Rector Morley Benefice

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The Benefice of Morley comprises the Parish of Morley St Peter; the Parish of Morley Townend St Paul's and the Parish of Bruntcliffe, St Andrew.

Morley is located to the south of Leeds in the Armley Deanery of the Leeds Diocese, and has a population of around 29,000


The Team Rector will have a ministry that includes oversight and encouragement across the Morley Team with specific responsibility for St Peter's Morley.

We seek to appoint a wise, sensitive, gentle but firm leader.

For an informal discussion please contact Ven Paul Ayers, Archdeacon of Leeds via email in the first instance at

Intervew date: 17/5/2019

We committed to safeguarding, this post will required a satisfactory enhanched DBS to be undertaken

The Main Responsibilities of the Role will be to lead the Morley Team, and to be the parish priest of St Peter's.

For full details please see the Role Description document below or

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The ideal candidate will be someone who:

is an Ordained priest within the Church of England

and can demonstrate

  • proven track record of commitment to, and delivery of church growth in numbers, depth and capacity;
  • proven track record of growing the confidence and gifts of God’s people;
  • experience in the typical range of Church of England parish ministry;
  • proven leadership skills and spiritual strength to develop the ministry of the Team and individuals;
  • confidence in their own faith and secure in their own identity as a Christian leader;
  • ability to lead, focus and direct a team collaboratively;
  • capacity to draw out and hold a vision which is both inspiring and realistic;
  • capacity to handle conflict confidently and to lead towards reconciliation;
  • passionate about engaging with children and young people, promoting their value within the church and local commitment;
  • ability to be compassionate and sensitive approach to leading others through change;
  • highly developed listening and pastoral skills;
  • clarity and promptness of communication;
  • ability to devise and implement strategy across diverse team;
  • ability to recognise, encourage spiritual and practical gifts in others

For full details of the person specification please see the person specification document below or click

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For full details of the Benefice of Morley and what we can offer please see the attached Brochure Below:

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 Bishop of Kirkstall is the Rt Rev’d Paul Slater.

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.

For further details of the Diocese please see: