The enthusiastic and welcoming congregations of the joint Benefice of St Andrew's Kirk Ella and St Luke's Willerby in the East Riding of Yorkshire are seeking an Associate Vicar to serve the two parishes but with particular responsibility for St Luke’s.
Our prayer is to appoint a classical evangelical who can help us realise Christ’s vision for the Benefice over the coming years, and a collaborative leader who will help our two churches work more effectively together.
We are eager to build on a legacy of years of faithful Bible teaching by building a united community of love and service, and to reach out to our local community more effectively with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are keen to capitalise on our wide variety of practical and spiritual gifts and for our congregations to come to greater maturity as Christian disciples.
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St Andrew's Kirk Ella is a large evangelical church, and the neighbouring church of St Luke's, Willerby, has an enthusiastic and committed core of members sharing a similar evangelical tradition. Both churches have good community links. St Andrews has a staff team that includes a Church Administrator, a Children and Families worker and a Ministry Apprentice, and the churches share the Rector.
Further details can be found in the attached Information pack and Benefice Profile. For informal enquiries, please contact the Rector: The Rev Ash Carter, (T) 01482 653040; (E) firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Saturday 30 November 2019
Interviews are scheduled for Friday 20 December 2019
The Diocese of York
The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, an area which includes the cities of York and Hull, as well as Middlesbrough and Selby, two National Parks, and the incomparable Yorkshire coast. We are led and guided in our faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. York Minster is our principal church.
Our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples, and we are currently in a process of strategy development to meet this vision through goals to Reach, Grow and Sustain: to reach those we currently don’t; to grow in discipleship, influence and numbers; underpinned by achieving sustainable finances.
Our official website can be found here: https://dioceseofyork.org.uk
Unfortunately it is not always straightforward for clergy from overseas to be appointed to posts in the Church of England. The policy of the UK Border Agency is that normally the organisation making an appointment has been able to prove that it is impossible to appoint a person who is a national of a European Economic Area country, before a visa giving permission to work will be issued to a person who comes from elsewhere.