Rural ministry – catholic tradition: the Parish of Broughton, Marton and Thornton is set in beautiful countryside, just south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and west of Skipton. This is a genuinely rural setting, with good schools, markets and transport links nearby. It includes three churches, which maintain a rich liturgical tradition, serving one village and four hamlets, including a primary school. The benefice has pastoral and sacramental oversight from the Bishop of Wakefield, and is seeking a priest of the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda. Their new priest will believe, live out and teach the faith of the Church, will be rooted and grounded in scripture as expressed in the creeds and will have the Eucharist lie at the heart of his priestly life. They are looking for him not only to enable his congregation to grow in its own life of spirituality, prayer and understanding of faith, but also to reach out to the local community and actively welcome and encourage others on their journey towards God. There is an excellent modern rectory. Christ Church, Oxford is joint patron, and supports the incumbent through the Dr South Trust. This is a 0.5 FTE post.
The closing date is Monday 2nd March 2020
The shortlisting date is Monday 9th March 2020
Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th March 2020
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Archdeacon Jonathan Gough, Tel: 01423 866717, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Benefice requires someone:
You will be someone who can demonstrate varying levels of experience and competence in ALL the following areas:
You will be someone who:
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.