Could you be our next Priest in Charge?

The benefice of Topcliffe, Baldersby with Dishforth, Dalton and Skipton on Swale is situated between Thirsk and Ripon on the western boundary of the Diocese of York, adjoining the Diocese of Leeds.

Each of the four parishes has its own character and needs. The priest we are seeking to appoint will have sensitivity to their individual distinctiveness.

Because of the possibility of pastoral reorganisation over the deanery at large, the presentation to this benefice has been Suspended and we intend to appoint a Priest in Charge. Bearing in mind the small total population and the current economic situation in the diocese and deanery, it is being offered on a House for Duty basis. The provision of housing constitutes remuneration in kind and so this appointment is made under Common Tenure. It is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure and episcopal reference and eligibility to work in the UK.

For an informal conversation, contact:

The Area Dean,the Revd Fiona Mayer-Jones

The Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Ven Dr Amanda Bloor / 01642 706095

The Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Revd Paul Ferguson / 01642 593273