The Bishop of Birmingham seeks a Priest for the parishes of St Cyprian Hay Mills and St Michael and All Angels South Yardley.
Set in the heart of east Birmingham, these neighbouring parishes embrace the diversity of our urban and suburban communities. This opportunity will suit an experienced priest wanting to bring imagination and development in a city context with committed lay leadership. Particularly including
- Attracting and maintaining new congregational members
- Acknowledging the significant presence of other faith communities
- Further developing unity and stability to both parishes who have been working together for a number of years.
- Energising ministry to children and families
- Prayerfully affirming and enriching both catholic and low church Anglicanism
- Developing an innovative industrial heritage project at St Cyprian’s and building on contacts already established at St. Michael’s
- Growing community links and presence in both buildings and partner organisations.
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 ChrisB@cofebirmingham.com
Closing date: 10th March Interviews: 31st March/1st April
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Archdeacon of Aston Ven Simon Heathfield for informal conversation on 0121 426 0428 or email@example.com
We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented including Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic groups & 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.