The Bishop of Birmingham seeks to appoint a lively and energetic priest who will lead the culturally diverse and vibrant, Anglo-Catholic parish of St Andrew’s Handsworth, and, working with the Assistant Priest, to oversee mission and ministry in the neighbouring parish of St James’.
Someone who enjoys the cultural and ethnic diversity of Handsworth, works collaboratively and flexibly and can see and respond to the huge potential for mission and ministry around Handsworth. The appointed person will have much to give and receive in this role.
Enquiries to Archdeacon of Birmingham, arranged through Jenny Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applications: 24th July 2022
Interviews to be arranged
To view the Parish Profile for St Andrew's click here
To view the Parish Profile for St James' click here
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
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.