Team Vicar - Bushbury

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Bushbury, Wolverhampton
Office Holder

Bushbury Parish is looking for a Team Vicar to lead St James Church, Fordhouses and The Church of The Good Shepherd, Low Hill in outer urban Wolverhampton.

Both churches place a high value on God’s Word, seek to be open to the Spirit and desire to reach out to the community with the Gospel.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a passion for Jesus and is effective in leading folk to faith
  • Enjoys looking outward to see God working in the community
  • Recognises and seeks the power of God’s Spirit to transform lives
  • Greatly values faithfully preaching and teaching God’s Word
  • Will work with the Team Rector to provide strength and vision across the Parish with an emphasis on making disciples

We offer:

  • A vibrant Parish whose three churches collaborate closely
  • A strong and gifted lay leadership that is growing in depth and numbers
  • A deep desire to see God move by His Spirit supported by regular and lively prayer
  • Administrative support

About the Diocese

Lichfield Diocese is one of the most diverse dioceses in the country. Rolling countryside and vibrant inner-city life nestle together in a region that takes in Staffordshire, the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, most of Shropshire and bustling Black Country centres including Walsall and Wolverhampton. The only thing we don’t have is the sea!

Our shared diocesan vision extends an invitation to all to “Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad”.

As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God at work already in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities and partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.

Further information about the Diocese is available at

Enquiries: The Venerable Julian Francis - Archdeacon of Walsall’s Office

All applicants should normally have 3 years’ experience in the Church of England or other Anglican church in the British Isles.

Closing date: 30th June 2023

Familiarisation date: W/C 10th July 2023

Interviews: 19th July 2023