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.