Birmingham is the UK’s second city with the youngest urban population in Europe and one of the most lively and diverse regions. The Church of England, Birmingham, covers an area of nearly 300 square miles and includes parishes in the West Midlands including Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Right at the heart of what we do there are over 180 Church of England places of worship with an average weekly attendance of 17,000 from a population of 1.5 million. These churches represent a wide scope of Church traditions with different contexts (rural, suburban, market town, outer estate and inner urban) and a breadth of ethnicity.
The parish of Lickey with Blackwell has two churches and is in the south west of Birmingham Diocese in a beautiful setting at the edge of the Lickey Hills Country Park. Each church has, in addition, premises in which to hold social activities. There is a modern vicarage in extensive grounds. There are a diverse range of services held within the churches as well as links to the other local churches, schools and care homes and the parish is looking forward to the appointment of a new incumbent to lead them in their next phase.
We would warmly welcome someone with the following qualities who can lead us in developing these aspects of our church life:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
Interviews will be held on Monday 24 September.