Vicar - Curdworth, Middleton & Wishaw

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This parish is in a rural setting but on the edges of Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. Established since 2006 as one parish the churches of

St Nicholas & St Peter, St John and St Chad represent a spiritual presence dating back to the 12th century. Today’s parish seeks to be integral to their communities, sharing the joy of Jesus in every way and increasing the awareness of, and trust in God’s love for all.

The person who will thrive here will:

- Welcome developing ministry amongst all ages and stages of faith, seeking to join us in growth of our congregations by demonstrating Jesus’ ministry amongst us

- Flourish in the setting of rural ministry, being a visible, caring presence in our villages reaching out to all who are here

- Appreciate the spiritual history of our places and seek to bring unity between the churches and villages building on what has already been established

- Have imagination in worship and a love for music

- Love good communication and being accessible to people from across the community

A comprehensive Parish Profile is available here. A Diocesan Profile for this post should be read prior to submitting an application, this is available from the HR Support Officer, Chris Booth who can be emailed on

The Bishop, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, looks for priests to serve as incumbents who have the capacity to grow local church in spiritual depth, in numbers, in confident witness, and in serious engagement with their community. Central to this is the task of identifying, encouraging and endorsing the ministry of others and entrusting them with real responsibility in the work of mission and outreach.

The priest appointed to this role must have been ordained in the Church of England or a church in communion with it and must have exercised at least three years ordained ministry. Those applying to be considered must have the right to work in the UK as this vacancy has does not yet qualify to sponsor a visa. The priest appointed will be an office holder under Common Tenure, and the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations will apply.

It is important that the priest appointed plays a full part in the life of the deanery, particularly Chapter and Synod, and in the wider programmes of the Diocese. Opportunities for ecumenical collaboration should also be pursued, and good relationships sought with other faith communities.

Closing Date: 28 January 2020    Interviews: 20 & 21 February 2020

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Archdeacon of Aston, Ven Simon Heathfield, for further conversation on 0121 426 0428 or

A comprehensive Parish Profile is available here. A Diocesan Profile for this post should be read prior to submitting an application, this is available from the HR Support Officer, Chris Booth who can be emailed on

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, particularly from those who are currently under-represented including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women.