Minister - Holy Trinity, Ward End with Bordesley Green

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Ward End

The Bishop of Birmingham seeks a Minister for the benefice of Holy Trinity Ward End with Bordesley Green

The Bishop is open to applications from lay or ordained candidates and further information on each possibility is available from the Archdeacon.

Set in diverse east Birmingham, this benefice, is an exciting place to minister across three very different churches. Each offers a committed lay team with different focal ministries including conference centre and social support projects, vibrant nursery, innovative community hub, vision for appropriate evangelism and worship, all seeking to reach out in an urban multifaith context. Offering collaborative ministry across the benefice, the minister will focus on leading Christ Church with St Margaret’s an evangelical church, part of the New Wine network. They will particularly enjoy

  • Ministering in an urban multi-faith context
  • Discerning appropriate mission and evangelism
  • Overseeing diverse Christian communities and models of outreach
  • Bringing imagination to site development and buildings for mission
  • Developing partnerships with community organisations
  • Collaboration with lay and ordained colleagues

A comprehensive parish profile is available hereA 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

Closing date: 24th February                        Interviews: 26th & 27th  March

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

We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented including as 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.