Vicar - St George's Edgbaston

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The Bishop of Birmingham, on behalf of the Patron, Sir Euan Gough-Anstruther-Calthorpe,

seeks to appoint a Vicar for St George’s Edgbaston.

The new incumbent will be

  • a priest of evident spirituality
  • able to discern and harness the strengths of the church
  • alive to the opportunities for God’s work in the wider community

The post holder will also contribute to the team designing and delivering ministerial formation of ordained ministers, Readers and authorized ministers.

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 availablehereA 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 for applications: Monday 30th March 12 Noon

We will contact applicants by 6th April.

Those interviewed will be asked to preach a four minute homily on Matthew 21: 1-11

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.

For more information about this application process, please use this link