Vicar - St Hilda, Warley Woods

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We are looking for a priest to lead us in the next stage of our journey as we continue to welcome people of all ages and backgrounds into our caring Christian community.

We serve a residential area in Sandwell, four miles west of Birmingham city centre, yet close to beautiful parkland.

Our new vicar needs to be:

  • collaborative, sharing ministry with lay colleagues
  • prayerful
  • creative and open to new ideas
  • appreciative of our rich and varied musical life

Closing date: 23rd February Interviews: 9th & 10th March

Interested candidates are welcome to contact the Archdeacon of Birmingham, Ven Jenny Tomlinson, for further conversation on 0121 426 0441 or

A comprehensive parish profile is availablehere. 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 such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women.

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.