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The Bishop of Birmingham in conjunction with the Aston Patronage Trust wishes to appoint a Vicar of St Barnabas, Erdington




West Midlands


Ref: JN008232

Job Description

This exciting parish in urban north Birmingham is a great opportunity for a priest with prayerful vision, entrepreneurial flair and missional purpose to lead this significant Inclusive Eucharistic church.


St Barnabas is a multi-cultural church in Erdington just north of Birmingham city centre with a new landmark building housing a coffee shop, conference facilities and modern worship space, right on Erdington High Street.


The person who will thrive here will:

  • Be someone wanting to offer leadership to a larger organisation and who enjoys growing leadership in others
  • Enjoy creative liturgy and be alive to the needs of a diverse congregation
  • Be open and encouraging of others, appreciating a good sense of humour
  • Look forward to developing a close relationship with the Church School
  • Minister through developing strong, trusting relationships of mutual respect
  • Appreciate the needs of the social context of Erdington and be keen to see growth in the gospel and kingdom as a transforming presence for all

Closing date: 28 January 2020

Interviews: 18 & 19 February 2020


Interested candidates are encouraged to look at the Church Website at or to contact the Archdeacon of Aston,

Ven Simon Heathfield, for further conversation on 0121 426 0428 or


Full details at


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, particularly from those currently under-represented including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and women.

Closing date: 28 January 2020


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