Comprising the Parishes of Farnley, Fewston with Blubberhouses, Leathley, Askwith
and Weston with Denton (c. Pop 1,052)
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, get to know the communities, and their visitors, with imagination and creativity.
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. After a period in which an interim SSM has overseen some development in bringing the PCCs to meet together on the same evening, the Benefice now requires an
incumbent to move it forward in ministry and mission, building on this governance work. The Diocese of Leeds is committed to your on-going training, development and well-being. The Askwith 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 c/o Email: email@example.com
For an informal conversation with the Area Bishop,
please telephone 01765 601 094
Closing date: 11th February at midday
Shortlisting: 14th February
Interviews: 18th March
Closing date: 11 February 2019