Priest in Charge - St Michael Handsworth and Bishop Latimer United Church, Winson Green

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The Bishop of Birmingham, working with the St Martin’s Trustees, is seeking a Priest in Charge

of the parish of St Michael’s Handsworth and of Bishop Latimer United Church, Winson Green

These neighbouring churches look forward to welcoming a new priest to lead them, as they serve their diverse and lively communities close to the centre of Birmingham. The new priest will work with two Readers, a retired priest and gifted lay people. The parishes are supported by a part time administrator.

If you

  • would appreciate both the rich Anglo-Catholic tradition of St Michael’s and the Local Ecumenical Partnership with the United Reformed Church at Bishop Latimer;
  • are committed to working collaboratively to develop gifts and new ideas and animate mission and ministry in the area;
  • would relish ministry within St Michael’s CE Primary Academy

then we would love to hear from you.

For an informal conversation, please contact the Archdeacon of Birmingham, the Ven. Jenny Tomlinson 07769 200507 or

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

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

Closing date: Thursday 26th May 2022

Interview: Friday 17th June 2022

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.