Vicar - St John and St Peter, Ladywood

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St Martin’s Trustees as Patrons seek a Vicar for this exciting parish 1 mile from Birmingham city centre with all its massive amenities and opportunities.

The parish contains a young multi-ethnic multi-faith population of around 13,000, in residential accommodation ranging from social housing to exclusive canal-side apartments. Within the parish are commercial, medical, leisure and retail sites, and six schools one of which is a church primary academy.

We are looking for a priest with “a heart full of God”, who can build on the strong and energetic leadership of previous clergy. The new vicar will need to be a team player, able to recognise and affirm the gifts of people from different nationalities and cultures, supportive of ecumenical and interfaith partnerships, and able to build further the confidence of the congregation in its mission in the inner city. The base for this life and outreach is an 1850s church building imaginatively reordered and offering a warm, well-equipped and totally flexible interior.

The congregation, a rich mix of cultures, thrives on worship reflecting different styles and quality preaching. The new vicar will have as colleagues four Readers and an Operations Manager.

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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

The Archdeacon of Birmingham, Jenny Tomlinson or 07769 200507 welcomes informal enquiries about this role.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th March 2023
Interviews: Saturday 22nd April 2023

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.