Vicar - Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green

Posted 13 days agoExpires in 17 days
Cofton Hackett
Office Holder
Stipend

Can you lead this lively, well-resourced church in connecting still further with the community in the wake of COVID? Our aim is to help people of all ages explore and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ, deepen their love for God and for one another and be equipped to serve in every area of their lives.

Can you lead this lively, well-resourced church in connecting still further with the community in the wake of COVID? Our aim is to help people of all ages explore and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ, deepen their love for God and for one another and be equipped to serve in every area of their lives.

Situated in the Worcestershire countryside, on the edge of the City of Birmingham, Cofton Hackett & Barnt Green has two well-maintained churches, with worship covering a range of styles and a congregational plant on a recent new housing development. Involvement of children and teenagers is a priority, together with care for people in the local community and for the natural world.

Informal enquiries are encouraged to the Archdeacon of Birmingham, the Ven. Jenny Tomlinson jennyt@cofebirmingham.com or 0121 426 0441.

Please click here for 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 ChrisB@cofebirmingham.com

Closing date: Sunday 14th November

Familiarisation and interviews Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December 2021

We welcome applications from any qualified persons, particularly those currently under-represented such as Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic groups & women. We are fully committed to the recommendations of ‘From Lament to Action’ in our appointment processes.

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.