Do you have a heart for market town ministry?

This is an excellent opportunity for a parish priest to serve the active market town of Stokesley and neighbouring rural communities where farming is still important.

We are looking for someone who has a natural relationship with Jesus Christ who can lead us with fresh vision and ideas whilst valuing the traditions of the Church of England. The post will suit a priest who is committed to ecumenical partnership and collaboration with deanery colleagues.

We intend to suspend this role and to appoint a PiC with the intention that when the position concerning future pastoral reorganisation is clear that person will be made Rector. Further information about the parish, community and the role can be found in the attached Parish Profile and Role Description.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 24th September 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 7th October 2020

Unfortunately it is not always straightforward for clergy from overseas to be appointed to posts in the Church of England. The policy of the UK Border Agency is that normally the organisation making an appointment has been able to prove that it is impossible to appoint a person who is a national of a European Economic Area country, before a visa giving permission to work will be issued to a person who comes from elsewhere.

The Diocese of York is a family of 607 churches and 126 schools in 470 parishes, which extends from Middlesbrough on the River Tees to Hull on the River Humber, and from the east coast of Yorkshire about as far west as the A1 road.

Led and guided by the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples. We are currently working through a Diocesan Strategy that focuses on:

  • Reaching those we currently don't

  • Moving to Growth

  • Achieving sustainable finances

Find out more about us at our official website:

Please understand that financial considerations mean it is necessary at the present time to regulate the number of new appointees coming into the Diocese from elsewhere. Applications for this particular post can currently only be accepted from clergy already serving within the Diocese of York. It is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure, up-to-date Safeguarding training, and bishop’s reference.