Vicar - St Barnabas', Linthorpe, Middlesbrough | Diocese of York

An exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the life of a growing evangelical church
*An open evangelical church responsive to the Holy Spirit
*Blessed with several distinctive congregations but one vibrant, lively, warm, welcoming, supportive + generous church family
*Numerically the largest church in the Archdeaconry, growing + changing, on the threshold of exciting times as we move forward with community engagement, developing student ministry + growing work with young families
*Help us grow in discipleship through biblically based teaching/preaching
*Minister to differing worship styles of our services, formal/informal
*Help us to think/plan strategically + creatively as we seek to grow
*Support our outreach, with a heart for the disadvantaged/vulnerable in our community
*Lead us in engaging with deanery/diocesan initiatives + future plans
*A spacious family vicarage in an attractive part of our mixed parish within walking distance of the church, excellent primary schools, theatre, museum, large park + the amenities of Linthorpe village
*University + world-class hospital nearby
*Dedicated preachers/ministry leaders; lay people extensively involved in church life, including a paid administrator
*Strong tradition of different music styles
*Access to stunning coast/moors

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this post, please contact the Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Revd Paul Ferguson (01642 593273), or the Archdeacon of Cleveland, the Ven Samantha Rushton (01642 706095).

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th July 2018
Interviews are scheduled for: Thursday 19th July 2018

Full details about this opportunity can be found by visiting our Pathways applicaition form

The post is open to priests of the Church of England or a church in full communion with it. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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Diocese of York


Diocese of York
We are part of the Diocese of York, led by the Archbishop, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu. The Diocese is the Church of England from the Humber to the Tees and from the general area of the A1 and East Coast main railway line to the North Sea. In the Diocese there are about 450 parishes and 600 church buildings. Our diocesan vision is to be Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples and our mission is to see Growth in Christlikeness, commitment, partnership, influence and numbers. You can read more about it at — click the tab marked Generous Churches. Middlesbrough Deanery is made up of 19 parishes, 17 of which are in the 20% most deprived in England. St Barnabas plays an active part in the life of the Middlesbrough Deanery, supporting and hosting deanery events and maintaining links with other local parishes. We also support Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland both financially and practically, a joint initiative between the Diocese of York and the Church Urban Fund, working closely with other churches, to initiate and support wider local church action against poverty.
Linthorpe, Middlesbrough