Associate Vicar - St Mary & St Anne Moseley

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The Bishop of Birmingham and the vicar, the Revd Duncan Strathie, seek to appoint an

Associate Vicar

to share in the oversight of the benefice, with particular responsibility for growing disciples and new leaders.

If a key part of your ministry, rooted in prayer, is to empower people in mission and ministry, and you are passionate about the vocation of all the baptized, then we would love to hear from you.

Moseley is often described as an ‘urban village’ and there are strong links between church, community and the Church of England Primary school. This post offers rich opportunities to share in leadership within a team of lay and ordained colleagues, and to be part of an exciting and developing context.

To share in the oversight of the benefice with the vicar and to fully contribute to the pastoral ministry of the benefice, preaching and leading services and occasional offices.
• To prayerfully develop disciples, empowering new and established members of the church in mission and ministry.
• To enable all the baptized to exercise their shared priestly vocation, ‘To bring God to people and people to God’.
• To equip parishioners with the gifts to reach out and draw people in, both in our locality and the worldwide community.
• To line manage the Intergenerational Ministry Coordinator and the Benefice Support

Key tasks:
1. To preach and lead worship, engage fully in the pastoral life of the benefice and to engage in occasional offices as requested.
2. To oversee the delivery of ongoing and seasonal engagement with the processes of
discipleship and formation and to give leadership to the Discipleship Team.
3. To ensure that opportunities to engage with Scripture are presented with variety and
freshness to the congregations and to produce the annual plan of Bible readings for services.
4. To oversee and give support to the prayer life of the benefice.
5. To oversee and where necessary participate in the delivery of Confirmation preparation.
6. To oversee the delivery of training in leadership as a way of helping people develop their discipleship.
7. To engage with community groups such as local schools especially Moseley C of E Primary School, Park Hill/Chantry Road residents association and Moseley Forum.
8. To be responsible for the maintenance of volunteer role descriptions and give support to the Benefice Support Managers in creating rotas and liaising with ministry coordinators.
9. To oversee and develop the Pastoral Team and our ministry of welcome.
10. To oversee and develop our ministry of wholeness and healing.

Additional information
Safeguarding is a vital and well-integrated component of benefice life and activity. The Associate Vicar will liaise regularly with the Safeguarding Coordinator and attend regular safeguarding meetings. She/he will share in the task of ensuring that the benefice is fully compliant with all safeguarding requirements and that our practices follow the guidelines.
The post holder will play a full part through participating in ministry team and also staff team meetings. She/he will also be expected to attend regular meetings of ministers and Churchwardens and be on both Standing Committees and PCCs.
It is essential that the post holder has well developed communication skills and is able to teach and facilitate effective learning orally, in written form and through social media.
Supporting our church school is an important task. The post holder will contribute to the worship and prayer life of the school and help support the RE coordinator and PTA.
A primary focus for the benefice is building community which often centres on food and social activities. The Associate Vicar will be expected to host gatherings in their vicarage to help facilitate the building of community.
The post holder will decide on and organise a ‘book of the term’ and create programmes for Lent and sometimes Advent. He/she will also ensure that Thursday Thinkers are adequately resourced and supported.

Key contacts and relationships
• The vicar of Moseley.
• Moseley Benefice Ministry team and Benefice staff team.
• Benefice Discipleship team.
• Moseley C of E School and Bishop’s Advisers for Growing ministry with children, youth,
families & young adults in relation to the development of Discipleship amongst children
and young people.
• The Diocesan Head of Ministry Formation in relation to the development of Discipleship
and Growing leaders.

Please click here to view the Parish Profile

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

In the current circumstances, we are only seeking applications from those who currently hold a Church of England Birmingham stipendiary post, including Birmingham Curates who are now recommended for Primary Responsibility posts. We continue to particularly welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women. 

If you have any questions about this, please speak to your Archdeacon.

Informal enquires are welcomed by the Revd Duncan Strathie and the Archdeacon of Birmingham, the Venerable Jenny Tomlinson

Closing date: Sunday 29th November

Interviews are planned for Thursday 10th December.


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