We are taking mission forward in these ‘Herriot country’ parishes and are looking for a Priest (Sundays + 2 days) to join our team and share our vision for community engagement

The house is a former Vicarage in the attractive village of Kilburn, famous for its White Horse and 'Mouseman' furniture. The market town of Thirsk, home of James Herriot and the Yorkshire Vet, is seven miles from Kilburn.

Church tradition is central and applications are welcome from both men and women.

The grouping of five parishes has been in place for a few years. We are very much 'on a journey' as we are looking at new ways of working together and realising the potential for mission in Sowerby (immediately to the south of Thirsk) and our nearby villages. A significant part of this context is the development of new housing and the establishment of community facilities, which will include a new primary school to be founded by a trust in which the Diocese is a partner.

Having recently shared church growth resources (LyCiG) we are now looking to develop and implement a vision for mission in our communities. We are seeking someone who enjoys engagement with the community and who values both contemporary and traditional forms of worship.


  • Sundays plus 2 days during the week (nominal 18 hours)

  • Work alongside the vicar, curate, churchwardens and lay ministers.

  • Full range of parish ministry including occasional offices.

  • Lead worship on Sundays (usually 2 services)

Person Specification

  • The post holder will be a priest of the Church of England or of a church in full communion with it.
  • Ability to travel among the parishes and IT skills are essential.

Expenses are fully reimbursed.

The post is held under the provisions of Common Tenure. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required. Closing Date 09:00hrs Thursday 12th October 2017 Interviews 2nd November 2017