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Rector of Elmete Benefice

The Benefice comprises three semi-rural commuter parishes - located to the East of Leeds Barwick in Elmet, Scholes and Thorner with Scarcroft.


Yorkshire and Lincs


Ref: JN010076

Job Description

The key mission imperatives of this role include:

  • help the current congregations to develop and grow spiritually, leading to more lay participation
  • establish a collaborative way of working which recognises and
    encourages the wide range of gifts and talents across the benefice
  • attract and keep new families by developing forms of worship that young families and secondary school age children will be
    encouraged to attend and participate in
  • develop and encourage teenage provision.
  • developing the churches to be relevant to the wider community


The person appointed will

  • have good communication and listening skills, being able to
    communicate with all ages in our communities, and an easy way of sharing their faith
  • be committed to expanding Lay Leadership, encouraging team working and be a team leader
  • be willing to work with other community groups and by collaborating with them to make the life of the church visible in the Benefice
  • have the ability to inspire young children and their families to know God in their lives

For full details of the role, person specification and to read the Benefice Brochure please click apply for this job below.


Our vision as the Diocese is about confident clergy equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For all of our appointments we are seeking clergy who have a joyful and confident faith which has inspired a track record of church growth.


Closing date: 31 May 2022 • Interviews: 20 June 2022


For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact:

Ven Paul Ayers, Archdeacon of Leeds •

Job description:

Closing date: 31 May 2022


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