The United Benefice is looking for a new priest in charge to build on our achievements so far and to lead us in the next phase of our development. We are particularly committed to working together with the new priest in the field of mission and growth.
The closing date for this post is Monday 3rd June 2019 at 12 noon
Interviews will be held on Monday 1st July 2019
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 new priest will have support from other local clergy in nearby parishes in the middle of the Calder Valley with whom it is intended to create an informal missional cluster.
We are seeking a person who can help us:
The ideal candidate will be:
A people person with a pastoral heart
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 Heben Bridge and Heptonstall 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.