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, who will work creatively with these parishes to lead the churches into their next phase of growth, mission and community engagement.

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 a variety of worship styles

We offer:

  • A dedicated and gifted team with a wide range of abilities and skills, eager to share in mission, with enthusiasm for lay ministries
  • Well-developed unity between two parishes of different traditions in the newly united benefice
  • A real concern for our priest’s wellbeing and spiritual development
  • Church buildings, vicarage and finances in a good state

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: 9.00 am Friday 27 October 2017

Interviews: Monday 20th November 2017



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