Incumbent - St Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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The Patrons – St Martin’s Trustees – seek a new


St Paul in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

This energetic and exciting parish incorporates manufacturing creativity, an active commercial and business life, Colleges, Academies, thriving restaurants, Galleries and coffee shops and a high proportion of young adults in its diverse, international population close to the city centre. Its Grade I listed Georgian church with a rich history is an iconic building which attracts visitors, hosts significant music, exhibitions, conferences, and other events and receives the attentive support of local business leaders. 

The new Vicar (with an SSM Associate Priest, Administrator and Events Manager) will need to:
·         Build further the congregational life and witness in the midst of a mobile population;
·         Offer imaginative opportunities for busy people to deepen their spiritual awareness    and growth;
·         Ensure the church is visibly welcoming and fully engaged with the multi-layered life      of the Quarter;
·         Develop further St Paul’s programme as a community hub for art, music and neighbourhood cultural activity;
·         Secure future income streams to maintain the historic building and develop pastoral outreach to increasing numbers of apartment dwellers;
·         Foster St Paul’s distinctive identity as a parish church alongside Anglican and other churches in the heart of the city.

This is a wonderful parish for a priest with attractive faith, outgoing manner, adventurous imagination, and organisational resourcefulness.

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 for Applications: 1st June              Interviews: 25th June

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