The Wiske is a benefice of four parishes and five churches, in beautiful North Yorkshire close to Northallerton. We have small congregations and deep roots into our communities, including into our village schools. We are looking for a priest to enable us to develop an outward looking community of worshippers, to grow in commitment, discipleship and prayer, to develop the confidence to reach out to others and bring them to faith in Christ. We want to work together using our gifts, skills and experience to make this happen, and work with our priest to make Christ relevant in today’s world. You will be supported by retired clergy living within the Benefice and a Reader, as well as by Lay Worship Leaders and churchwardens.
The closing date is Monday 24th February 2020
The shortlisting meeting will be held on Monday 2nd March 2020
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020
The preferred candidate will meet with the Rt. Revd. Dr Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley on Monday 16th March, 10.00 a.m., at Redwood, Sharow, Ripon, HG4 5BS
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, email@example.com
We are looking for a Priest who will:
We are wanting a Priest who can:
The 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), a spa town (Harrogate), market towns (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 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.