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Priest in Charge, Vicar Designate

For the Washburn and Mid-Wharfe Benefice




Yorkshire and Lincs


Ref: JN006896

Job Description

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:

For an informal conversation with the Area Bishop,
please telephone 01765 601 094


Closing date: Monday 6th May

Shortlisting date: Sunday 19th May

Interview date: Wednesday 29th May

Closing date: 06 May 2019


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