Christ Church is a small parish in Moseley Deanery, located in south-west Birmingham along the main Pershore Road artery to the city. In area, the parish covers only about 0.3 sq. miles. The total population is about 5500 accommodated in around 2100 households.
The Parish is made up of a mixture of families, singles and sharing households, living in privately owned properties, the majority of which are owner occupied. Some of rented properties are used as student accommodation, although this is a declining feature of the neighbourhood, whilst others provide supported living facilities for adults who are deemed vulnerable by virtue of health problems or difficult life experiences. As a result of the nature of some households, there is a transient element within the population of the parish, and some of the people to whom we wish to show God’s love may live close to us only fleetingly.
We are seeking a vicar whose life and leadership spring from a deep and strong personal faith in Jesus. Someone with an understanding of contemporary issues who is committed to the gospel, to personal prayer and is led by the Spirit.
Christ Church is an informal, evangelical, and undemonstratively charismatic church which encourages and values lay leadership and involvement in all its ministries. Everyone is encouraged to play their part, and most do. Christ Church is welcoming, friendly and down to earth. We are a church where it is possible to belong before believing and we seek to help and encourage all, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.
CPAS is an evangelical patron with patronage of nearly 700 churches.
The closing date for this post is midnight on 6 September
Interviews and visits are scheduled for 23 September
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