Vicar - Holy Trinity, Ward End with Bordesley Green

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Ward End, Birmingham

This benefice of three churches in urban east Birmingham offers a rich variety of opportunities in mission and ministry.

The Incumbent has responsibility for Christ Church, Burney Lane and St Margaret’s, Ward End, a New Wine Network church of charismatic evangelical spirituality, but offers collaborative leadership across the benefice with its mix of traditions, congregations, partnerships, community projects and facilities.

In partnership with the benefice the Bishop of Birmingham and the patron The Crown are seeking a minister with:

  • A desire to serve in an urban, multi-cultural setting
  • An eagerness to seek God’s face, listen to His prompting and follow as he leads
  • A confidence in ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Gifts to enable and empower the calling and leadership of others in ministry, lay and ordained
  • Vision for working with community projects, organisations and mission opportunities

The Parish Profile for the vacancy can be found here, there is also a diocesan profile for this post which is available by contacting the HR Advisor, Ben Franks on

Candidates are encouraged to visit the benefice. The Archdeacon of Aston, The Ven Simon Heathfield will be delighted to engage with enquirers on 0121 426 0428 or

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 December 2018 and the discernment and interview process will take place over Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th January 2019

For more information about this application process, please use this link

Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in C of E Birmingham, so Black and Minority Ethnic applicants are particularly welcome.

Birmingham is the UK’s second city with the youngest urban population in Europe and one of the most lively and diverse regions.

The Church of England Birmingham covers an area of nearly 300 square miles and includes parishes in the West Midlands including Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Right at the heart of what we do there are over 187 Church of England places of worship with an average weekly attendance of 17,000 from a population of 1.5 million. These churches represent a wide scope of Church tradition and breadth of ethnicity.

It is a time of new opportunities and potential in the Church of England Birmingham as we seek to shape ministry for a changing church and world as part of our “Transforming Church - Shaping the Future” vision.