Vicar - Holy Trinity, The Lickey with St Catherine, Blackwell

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Lickey Hills, West Midlands

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:

  • A minister who lives and leads in the power of the Spirit.
  • A confident, effective and wise communicator and teacher of the faith who will lead us to develop and grow in faith with an ability to encourage, support and motivate.
  • A person of vision with innovative leadership and organisational skills: willing to delegate and listen to the views and ideas of others. Someone who will empower and encourage our lay leadership team.
  • Someone who will bring an imaginative approach to helping our churches grow numerically and spiritually.
  • A mission oriented leader with a passion for reaching out, bringing a Christian presence into the local community and beyond.
  • A person who will continue the work in our local primary schools and build on the relationships already established.
  • A minister who, while equipped to help us make use of current communication opportunities will also be out and about, seen and known and who will build relationships and inspire faith conversations.

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

A full parish profile (statement) is available by clicking here and a confidential diocesan profile can be obtained by emailing Ben Franks, HR Officer on

Interviews will be held on Monday 24 September.

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