THE HOWARDIAN GROUP
One Benefice; Five Parishes; Five churches seeks a Rector (0.5 post)
The Howardian Group is in the County of North Yorkshire. The Benefice is in a deeply rural location to the north-east York.
We offer our Priest:
- A mixed economy of Christian worship within the Anglican Tradition
- The prayerful and active support of the people, PCCs and Churchwardens.
- A creative mission-focused Deanery, Chapter and Diocese
- Rich and diverse village communities.
- Ministry in attractive rural villages.
- A willingness to explore Spirit informed change as we seek to engage younger people, build village communities of faith and exercise hospitality.
We seek a Priest who will help us grow in:
- Christlikeness through deepening and enriching our worship, prayer and discipleship so that we can grow in confidence and unity.
- Commitment to rural mission as we seek to reach those we currently don’t across our parishes, Deanery and Diocese with the love of God for all.
- Partnership in mission with our five congregations, our neighbouring parishes, the Deanery, local schools and ecumenical friends
- Influence as a visible presence able to share the Gospel within our different villages and also ensure good communications between the congregations.
- Numbers particularly among younger people and those seeking faith.
An enhanced DBS will be required.
Deadline for applications: 4th November 2018
Interview dates: 11th and 12th December 2018
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York Diocesan Vision: Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples
York Diocesan Goals: Reach, Grow, Sustain.