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Ref: JN005448

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St Paul's Drighlington and St Peter's Gildersome

Vicar of the United Benefice of

St Paul’s Drighlington and St Peter’s Gildersome


The Bishop of Leeds wishes to appoint an experienced priest to lead these two churches which are continuing to grow and develop during the vacancy.


We are looking for a new vicar who is:

  • Excited about sharing Jesus

  • A collaborative leader who will share responsibility and help us to grow as confident disciples

  • A good organiser and communicator

  • Keen to embrace the remarkable unity which already exists and focus outwards on growth

We offer:

  • A prayerful, dedicated and gifted team with a wide range of gifts, abilities and skills, eager to share in mission, with enthusiasm for lay ministries

  • Two worship traditions (one with robed choir and organ and one with worship band) with one heart for mission

  • Excellent church buildings (one recently reordered, one modern), good vicarage, healthy finances

  • Two villages (population Drighlington 5528, Gildersome 5800) close to Leeds and motorways

Full details of the post together with an application form can be downloaded from the diocesan website

For an informal discussion, please contact

The Ven. Paul Ayers, Archdeacon of Leeds 07539 873940 email:

Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon 22 February 2018

Interviews: 12 March 2018

Closing date: 22 February 2018


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