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 Yarm with Kirklevington, Picton and Worsall. This is a post offers exciting opportunities for ministry in a varied town-and-country setting, building on a secure foundation, with a shared commitment to worship in a generally liberal Catholic style.

This is a benefice of two parishes comprising the market town of Yarm and a group of nearby villages. This relatively new grouping was formed under the leadership of the previous Rector, Canon John Ford, who was also Area Dean and who retired in 2020. The communities are conscious of their very long history, but they are not in any sense locked into the past. Retail, education and rural industry are key to their economy and culture, and there is extensive new house-building and an increasing population.

The joy of this post will be to lead those eager to see more people reached in Christ’s name, and to find ways to increase awareness of what the Christian faith and the Church of England can offer these communities. For an informal discussion, please contact the Area Dean Rev Clay Roundtree, the Archdeacon of Cleveland the Ven Dr Amanda Bloor, and/or the Bishop of Whitby the Rt Revd Paul Ferguson (full contact details are in attached document).

Further information can be found in the attached Parish Profile and Role Description. An application form can be obtained from Mandy Robinson, PA to the Bishop of Whitby (available from 30 November).

Deadline for applications: 9.00 am on Wednesday 10th February 2021

Interview date: Thursday 18 February 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