The Diocese of York now has funding to develop new worshipping communities with a focus on those in their 20s, 30s and 40s. This is part of a wider intention to ‘reach those we currently don’t’, standing alongside emerging plans to develop the church’s ministry amongst those living in poverty.
Our plans include the placement of 14 full-time ministers and up to 25 part-time lay ministers within existing parishes across the Diocese, tasked with enabling the formation of new worshipping communities and inspiring fresh approaches in other areas, focused on meeting the needs of those aged from their 20s to their 40s.
We have filled most of these posts, but three opportunities remain for missionally-minded clergy and licensed lay workers. We seek missionally-minded clergy and licensed lay workers who have a passion to see younger adults become disciples, who have proven ability in taking the initiative, being imaginative and working ‘outside the box. Current Opportunities
We have opportunities at three locations. All are in the top 10% most deprived nationally. All have been carefully chosen for their potential, and their supportive incumbents and PCCs:
- Bridlington - Christ Church (click for more detail)
Vigorous parish in a seaside resort and town. Centrally-located with an existing ministry across the town, the new development is welcomed by the Deanery.
- Hull - Drypool (click for more detail)
Large parish on the East side of Hull, former UK City of Culture 2017. Team Ministry has two parish churches and a long-term plant in a community centre.
- Scarborough - St Mary's and Holy Apostles (click for more detail)
A major focus for church life in this famous seaside resort and historic town. The ‘Rainbow Centre’ is a hub for social action and reach into the parish.
Start dates are envisaged for any point up to September 2019. You can discuss the local context with a member of the parish team - details can be found in the parish profiles accessible via the links above. For an informal discussion about any aspects of this work, please contact John Lee (e: email@example.com; or t:01904 202561) or Richard White (e:firstname.lastname@example.org; or 01904 202560)
You can apply specifically for any or all of these vacancies through the our recruitment system (click on the links above.) However, If you feel more strongly about the gifts you can bring to this kind of pioneering ministry than a call to a particular parish, please apply for any one of the three roles, and email email@example.com to arrange for your application to be considered for all three roles.
Deadline for applications: Friday 1 March 2019