Vicar of Emmanuel, Wylde Green and Associate Minister of Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield

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Sutton Coldfield
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The Bishop of Birmingham seeks to appoint a gifted priest in the Anglo-Catholic tradition to be Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green

The Bishop of Birmingham seeks to appoint a gifted priest in the Anglo-Catholic tradition to be Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green. As well as fulfilling the role of Incumbent at Emmanuel, they will also work across the central Sutton Coldfield oversight area, supporting occasional office ministries and one or more ministry areas, as agreed with the clergy and wardens of the four parishes. In particular, they will be licensed as Associate Minister of Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, the Royal Town’s civic church, working with ordained and lay colleagues to provide ministry across the town.

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A Diocesan Profile for this post should be read prior to submitting an application, this is available from the HR Officer, Chris Booth who can be emailed on

Closing date: Wednesday (midnight) 27 September 2023

Interviews: 16th & 17th October 2023

Those interested are encouraged to contact the Area Dean of Aston & Sutton Coldfield or The Archdeacon of Birmingham

The Revd Ann Richardson

The Ven Jenny Tomlinson

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.