St Mark’s Parish Church of Shelfield and High Heath, became an independent parish in 2008 having previously been a District Church within the Parish of Walsall Wood .
We are seeking a 0.5 Interim Minister, as a 3 Year renewable position, to come and join our vibrant, caring and worshipful community to lead us in our worship, mission and spiritual lives.
The Parish is situated four miles North of Walsall in the West Midlands. The church, built in 1965, is of a multi-purpose design and is the centre of the local community. Out of a local population of approximately 8000 we have 55 on our electoral roll.
We seek an Interim Minister who will work collaboratively with the friendly congregation, PCC and Churchwardens, all of whom are deeply involved in the running and wellbeing of the church, its people and the wider community. Friendliness, openness, fellowship, and caring are passwords of the St Mark's Community.
We are looking for a minister who has a depth and breadth of spirituality that will respect our sacramental tradition, yet offer new ways into prayer and worship.
About the Diocese
Lichfield Diocese is one of the most diverse dioceses in the country. Rolling countryside and vibrant inner-city life nestle together in a region that takes in Staffordshire, the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, most of Shropshire and bustling Black Country centres including Walsall and Wolverhampton. The only thing we don’t have is the sea!
Our shared diocesan vision extends an invitation to all to “Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad”.
As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God at work already in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities and partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.
Further information about the Diocese is available at https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/
Enquiries: Archdeacon of Walsall
All applicants should normally have 3 years’ experience in the Church of England or other Anglican church in the British Isles.
Closing date: 24th March 2023
Familiarisation date: 17th April 2023
Interviews: 10th May 2023
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