20s – 40s Ministers

Our plans include the placement of 14 full-time ministers and up to 25 part-time lay ministers within existing parishes across the Diocese, tasked with enabling the formation of new worshipping communities and inspiring fresh approaches in other areas, focused on meeting the needs of those aged from their 20s to their 40s.

We have filled most of these posts, but three opportunities remain for missionally-minded clergy and licensed lay workers.  Our new posts are open to those who are ordained or licensed lay workers and whilst we are looking for people with pioneering gifts, it is not limited only to those ordained as Pioneers.  We would love to hear from any ministers who have a passion to see younger adults become disciples.  Start dates are envisaged for any point up to September 2019.

Our locations have been carefully chosen for their potential.  All are in the top 10% most deprived nationally.  In each place there is a supportive Incumbent and PCC; the prospect of a team to work with the 20s – 40s Minister; and a clear understanding that the Minister will not be distracted by wider parish duties.

The current opportunities are:

Bridlington – Christ Church

A vigorous parish in a seaside resort and town. Centrally-located with an existing ministry across the town, the new development is welcomed by the Deanery.


Hull Drypool

Large parish on the East side of Hull, former UK City of Culture 2017. Team Ministry has two parish churches and a long-term plant in a community centre.


Scarborough - St Mary’s and Holy Apostles

A major focus for church life in this famous seaside resort and historic town. The ‘Rainbow Centre’ is a hub for social action and reach into the parish.

 Full details and a parish profile for each can be access via the ‘Vacancies’ tab.  This includes contact details for a member of the team locally who would be happy to have an informal discussion about location-specific aspects of the role.  And/or, for an informal discussion about any aspects of this work, please contact John Lee (e: john.lee@yorkdiocese.org; or t:01904 202561) or Richard White (e:richard.white@yorkdiocese.org; or 01904 202560)

You can apply specifically for any or all of these specific vacancies through the our recruitment system.  However, If you feel more strongly about the gifts you can bring to this kind of pioneering ministry than a call to a particular parish, please apply for any one of the three roles, and email hr@yorkdiocese.org to arrange for your application to be considered for all three roles.