Priest-in-Charge Alne & Brafferton

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This post is one of four for which we are offering a 2-day Experience Programme on Thursday 7th - Friday 8th March 2019. The event invites you to come and view the rural vacancies we are currently offering, with a view to applying for one or more of them; interviews for which all take place in May.

Please download the attached advert, which has appeared in The Church Times, the itinerary for the days and the application form. Applications for the Experience Programme close at mid-day on Thursday 28th February.

Welcome to the Benefices of Alne and Brafferton, which comprise of six churches in four parishes in the beautiful Vale of York, between the A1(M) and the A19, with good access to York, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the East Coast. These vibrant and friendly rural communities offer a wide arrange of activity opportunities for all ages.

We have strong relationships with our local schools, introduced a Messy Church and have support from American interns with children and youth work through our involvement with Tees Valley Youth for Christ, but are yet to encourage families to attend our regular services. Through participation in the York Diocese LYCiG (Leading Your Church into Growth) programme we have identified the need to be more involved in the community events with a view to mission, develop and reinstate family services, nurture the prayer life of our existing congregations and work closer together.

Come and help us further God’s kingdom here on earth.

We offer our Priest:

  • Friendship, fellowship, joy and laughter
  • Diverse traditions of Christian worship
  • Respect for your personal space and needs
  • The prayerful and active support of the PCCs, Churchwardens, our Curate and Parish Assistant
  • A creative mission-focused Deanery, Chapter and Diocese
  • Ministry in attractive rural communities

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  • To promote the Diocesan Vision of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples, prayerfully working to deepen the five marks of growth in the parish.
  • To be a partner in mission with other parishes in the Deanery of Easingwold.
  • To have a commitment to rural mission as we seek to reach those we currently don’t across the communities of the benefice.
  • To build upon the work with children and young people across the parish and the good relationships with the local schools.
  • To encourage the six churches to work together in closer unity, whilst celebrating the diversity of each congregation.
  • To help us to grow in Christlikeness through deepening and enriching our worship, prayer, study of Scripture, discipleship and generosity.
  • To understand and connect with the diverse nature of these rural communities. To “know the people and be known by them”, relating to people of all ages and backgrounds.

We seek a Priest who will help us grow in:

  • Christlikeness through deepening and enriching our worship, prayer, study of Scripture, discipleship and generosity
  • Commitment to rural mission as we seek to reach those we currently don’t across our parishes, Deanery and Diocese
  • Partnership with our congregations, our Deanery, local schools and ecumenical friends
  • Influence within our communities as a visible and engaged pastor
  • Numbers particularly among young adults, people in poverty and those seeking faith.

For more information about the application process, please use this link

Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 31st March 2019

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 7th - Wednesday 8th May 2019.

Full details about this opportunity can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal conversation please contact The Bishop of Selby by email at or Tel: 01757 429 982

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 125 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road.

Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples. We are currently working through a Diocesan Strategy that focuses on:

  • Reaching those we currently don't
  • Moving to Growth
  • Achieving sustainable finances

Find out more about us at our microsite:

Our official website can be found here:

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