Priest in Charge (Rector Designate) - Solihull

Posted 6 months agoExpires in 11 days
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The Bishop of Birmingham, working with the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith as Patron wish to appoint a Priest in Charge (Rector Designate) to Solihull Parish.

We are earnestly praying for a servant-hearted, bold, wise and collaborative leader for our parish of three churches and nearly 30,000 people, centred on the booming town of Solihull, gateway to both the City of Birmingham and the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

We can offer:

  • A welcoming and committed church community with worship at its heart
  • Plentiful Resources:
    • Large staff team and willing volunteers all ages
    • Strategically placed and well-maintained church buildings
    • Healthy finances
  • Great potential and openness to trying new things

Do you have the necessary qualities to lead us forward, growing our churches at the heart of their communities under the Transforming Church vision?

This post offers the opportunity for a sustained and fulfilling ministry.

To view the Parish Profile please 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

Closing date: Sunday 12th February 2023 (Midnight)

Interviews: 2nd / 3rd March 2023

Those interested are encouraged to contact the Archdeacon of Birmingham, Ven. Jenny Tomlinson: 07769 200507

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, particularly those
under-represented including persons of Global Majority Heritage.

The Church of England Birmingham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment. All appointments to roles undertaking regulated activity are subject to pre-appointment checks, including a references and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check.

The Bishop of Birmingham 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.