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Yorkshire and Lincs


Ref: JN005419

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Thornhill and Whitley Lower



The welcoming and committed congregations of St Michael and All
Angels, Thornhill (Population 7490; ASA 69) and St Mary and St Michael Whitley Lower (Population 500; ASA 21), situated between Huddersfield and Dewsbury, are looking for a new rector who will journey with us, inspiring, encouraging and leading us to be better disciples of Jesus Christ.


Our new rector will be:


  • An approachable and inspirational team leader who will nurture what we already have and help our church families to grow both numerically and in knowledge of and commitment to Jesus Christ
  • Passionate about working with children, young people and
    families in school and in the community helping them grow in faith and commitment
  • Creative in seeking new ways to bring Christianity afresh to
    baptism families and to those under 50
  • Friendly and outgoing, committed to making each of our churches more visible in the community in which it is set
  • Flexible and comfortable with working in both a suburban and rural setting to meet the differing needs of our two communities


There is a modern five bedroomed Rectory in a pleasant residential area and access to a range of good local schools both primary and secondary.


For more about how we serve and celebrate community in
the Diocese see our new film:


For further details, parish profile and an application pack see:


or contact The Archdeacon of Halifax,


Phone: 07980 751902


Closing Date: 6th February 2018

Interviews: 21st February 2018


The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Closing date: 06 February 2018


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