St Andrew’s Church sits at the top of the High Street in the town of West Bromwich in the heart of the Black Country and is looking to appoint a full-time Interim Minister as a 3 year, renewable position.
This appointment follows a difficult, extended period of interregnum across the pandemic. The Bishop of Wolverhampton writes in the profile that this is an opportunity of considerable challenge but one with immense potential. It will suit a person of energy, resilience, a genuine heart for urban ministry and a willingness to step out in faith and take risks. That person will be supported by a faithful, hopeful and determined membership which is ready to go on a journey to regrow the congregation and reach out into the locality through the pastoral offices, local schools and church and community partnerships.
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: 11th February 2022
Familiarisation date: 21st February 2022
Interviews: 23rd February 2022
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