NOTE: Currently this opportunity is only available to clergy already serving within the Diocese of York.

Thank you for your interest in the post of parish priest for the Benefice of Redcar. This is a post for a priest who is ready to build on good work already begun, and lead a Christian community into an exciting new phase of its life and mission.

St Peter’s stands at the centre of this interesting and characterful seaside town. There is very much the sense of being the church for the community: alongside a pattern of well-ordered, welcoming worship and of supporting people of all ages in their Christian journey, the parish has a strong record of reaching out widely in service and in civic engagement

At present the larger community of Redcar comprises three ministry units: St Peter’, Kirkleatham, and Coatham & Dormanstown. The whole Diocese of York is beginning a consultation on ministry and resourcing, with a view to deanery plans being drafted towards the end of 2021. Whilst no decisions have been made in respect of ‘greater Redcar’, in order to allow the possibility of some reorganisation, which may involve a different assignment of resources and conceivably the future reduction of the ministry units to two, this appointment is being made to the position of Priest-in-Charge rather than incumbent. Any re-organisation would follow the necessary process.

Further information can be found in the attached Parish Profile and Role Description. For an informal discussion about this post please contact any of the following:

  • The Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Ven. Dr. Amanda Bloor: 01642 706095 adcl@yorkdiocese.org
  • The Area Dean, the Revd. David Tembey: 01642 482896 tembey6@btinternet.com
  • The Bishop of Whitby, The Rt. Revd. Paul Ferguson: 01642 593273 bishopofwhitby@yorkdiocese.org

Deadline for applications: 09:00am on Wednesday 24th March 2021

Interview date:Monday 12th April 2021

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