Interim Priest in Charge - All Saints Gravelly Hill and St Chad's Erdington

Posted 12 days agoExpires in 21 days
Gravelly Hill
Office Holder

Are you a discerning and passionate priest, with excellent listening skills and a creative, strategic imagination?

We seek an Interim Priest in Charge to lead and engage in creative conversations with members of the congregations of All Saints and St Chad’s, as well as community stake-holders. The purpose of the role is to develop a long-term plan for the future of the parishes and enable development towards church growth and revitalisation.

Support and encouragement will be available from colleagues across Church of England Birmingham and the Sutton Park Methodist Circuit as well as within the parishes and deanery.

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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

Informal conversations are welcomed by the Area Dean of Aston and Sutton Coldfield, the Revd Ann Richardson ( and 07341 733553)

Closing date for applications: Sunday 12th June

Interviews: Wednesday 29th June

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check

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.