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South Holderness Deanery – House for Duty (or 0.2) posts

We are seeking two bold adventurers to help us re-imagine our deanery and how we do mission and ministry here.

Closing Date

To be confirmed


South Holderness


The Acting Archdeacon of the East Riding


01482 881659

South Holderness Deanery House for Duty Priests

We are seeking two bold adventurers to help us re-imagine our deanery and how we do mission and ministry here.  Our deanery plan is proposing radical changes and a creative experiment in rural ministry.  As part of this, a Ministry Team of lay and ordained Ministers, including two new House for Duty priests, will lead ministry across our rural parishes.  The Priests will work across the rural parishes, sharing in the different patterns of worship, traditions and life of a whole range of communities.  They will be freed from specific responsibilities for particular parishes.

We don’t have a perfect person spec in mind, as the role can be partly shaped around the individuals, with scope to pursue a specialism that supports our ministry.  We are looking for prayerful and collaborative colleagues who will join with us in creatively re-imagining rural ministry here.  We need people who are listening to Christ’s call, “Follow me”.

Main Responsibilities 

  1. To work collaboratively with colleagues as the vision for working across the Village Parishes is developed realised
  2. To play an active part in the Ministry Team, supporting colleagues and the parishes in a creative and life enhancing manner
  3. To identify, in conversation with colleagues, how your particular gifts and interests can contribute to the life and mission of the parishes 
  4. To help ensure pastoral care and worship is offered across the deanery by assisting across the  parishes on Sundays and through the ministry of Occasional Offices
  5. To share your insights and knowledge of God in a manner that encourages prayerfulness and a deepening discipleship

To support the wider deanery and the diocesan vision of Living Christ’s Story

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Minister who will

  • Bring a creative and faith-filled outlook and approach to ministry
  • Work collaboratively with a range of contexts and colleagues
  • Bring a specialism that they can develop in our context
  • Reach out with the love of Jesus in word and deed
  • Be willing to take Sunday Services and Occasional Offices in a variety of churches

Offer pastoral care to the church families and villages.

About Us

The Diocese of York, led and guided by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, takes in much of North and East Yorkshire. As the largest diocese in England, geographically, the area is very diverse, featuring a multitude of needs and opportunities. This includes the bustling urban centres of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and the incomparable Yorkshire Coast; as well as areas of deprivation in some of our urban and smaller rural and coastal communities.

Our mission and ministry relies on thousands of people – lay and ordained, volunteer and paid. Our diocesan teams provide a wide range of support services to our mission and ministry, including lifelong learning for ministry, the care of church buildings, and safeguarding. Together, we are striving to be a people who are ‘Living Christ’s Story’. We want to be a simpler, bolder, humbler church which in its diversity reflects the communities it serves. We are bringing renewed focus and fresh energy to achieving our aims:

  • Becoming more like Christ
  • Reaching those we currently don’t
  • Growing in discipleship, influence and numbers
  • Transforming our finances and structures

Our approach is aligned with a commitment to the best of our parochial inheritance, to the poorest communities, and to the financial realities we face.

Under current immigration rules, it is not generally possible for us to appoint clergy who are not already eligible to work in the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome:

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure

Closing date for applications: 

Interview date: To be arranged