Vicar (0.5) - St Stephen's, Rednal

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The acting Bishop of Birmingham seeks a confident and passionate priest to lead St Stephen’s and develop the Christian community in Rednal and the surrounding area.

We seek in our next priest a man or woman who:

  • has good pastoral skills and a desire to reach out not only to the local church family but also to the wider community, embracing the diversity of those under God’s Kingdom.
  • is forward thinking, open to new ideas, embraces change and is willing to debate and share in the future direction of our Church.
  • wants to encourage and develop lay led activities, in the worship, the church community and social events.
  • will share the task of running a growing church, with an ability to empower, involve and nurture others, to form a strong and involved congregation.
  • is comfortable with a variety of worship styles.
  • has a background rooted in the tradition of the Anglican Church based on sound, relevant Biblical knowledge and teachings, able to communicate this to the parish.
  • has an ability to appeal to all age groups.
  • is a visible priest for the community.

If this is you then please see our parish profile here

Rednal is a busy suburban area lying to the south of Birmingham, close to the new Longbridge developments and also to the countryside around the Lickey Hills.

Informal conversations are encouraged with the Archdeacon of Birmingham, the Venerable Jenny Tomlinson 07769 200507 and

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: midnight on Tuesday 26th September

Visits and interviews: Thursday 12th October 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.