Vicar (0.5) St Patrick, Salter Street

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0.5 Stipend

The Bishop of Birmingham and the vicar of Tanworth in Arden, as Patrons seek to appoint a Vicar (0.5 stipend)

to encourage and lead the congregation

as they look outward in mission

We would love to hear from those who are collaborative in their approach, able to unite and inspire people, and to embrace both opportunities and challenges.

St Patrick’s church is in a semi-rural setting close to Earlswood village; and adjacent to St Patrick’s CE Primary Academy. It serves a large parish, including several recent housing developments.


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 Archdeacon of Birmingham, the Venerable Jenny Tomlinson

Closing date: Friday 18th December 2020

Interviews are planned for Tuesday 12th January 2021


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