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Priest in Charge, Vicar Designate

For the Washburn and Mid-Wharfe Benefice Comprising the Parishes of Farnley, Fewston with Blubberhouses, Leathley, Askwith and Weston with Denton (c. Pop 1,052)




Yorkshire and Lincs


Ref: JN006389

Job Description

If you are looking for your Sea of Galilee and if your spirituality is fed by God in creation, it may be that God is calling you here. The beautiful benefice of Washburn and Mid-Wharfe, in the Harrogate deanery comprises six churches which serve small villages, hamlets, scattered dwellings and farms. Four reservoirs, rolling hills and Washburn Heritage Centre make this a popular place for walkers and visitors. The parishes are praying for a priest who will come and live among them – who will inspire the faithful, develop their discipleship and pilgrimage, strengthen them as Christians serving the world and making a difference and who has the imagination and creativity to engage with tourists and walkers.


With easy access to Otley, Harrogate, Leeds and York, this benefice enjoys the best of worlds.


You will be supported by committed and very capable Wardens and Reader, retired clergy, and an administrator. Throughout the vacancy, the Benefice has been served by an excellent SSM who has brought the PCCs together to meet on one evening, six times per year, significantly reducing PCC meetings for the incumbent and has piloted a new pattern of services. The Benefice now requires an incumbent to move it forward
in ministry and mission. The young Diocese of Leeds is committed to your on-going training, development and well-being. The Asquith
vicarage is spacious and warm with lovely views. A full driving licence is essential.


For a Role Description, Application Form and Parish Profile

please contact the office of the Bishop of Ripon,

the Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley


For an informal conversation with the Area Bishop,

please telephone 01765 601 094


Closing date: 3rd September at midday

Shortlisting: 5th September

Interviews: 25th September

Closing date: 03 September 2018


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