Clergy Vacancies

4 Different Benefice Posts - located in Alcester Deanery in the heart of Warwicksire

Is God calling you to a Creative and Imaginative New Adventure in Mission and Ministry?

Join us in Alcester

Rural ministry in the heart of England - a fresh opportunity with real support

The Deanery of Alcester is at a unique moment in its shared life and purpose. With four benefices vacant we believe that this is a Kairos moment that God is inviting us to think differently about how parish ministry is exercised.

We seek four ordained ‘Rural Pioneers’, each of whom will lead the parish mission and ministry in their own benefice, as well as contributing missional specialisms to the whole deanery.

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Arden Valley seek a Rector

To minister among five village communities just north of Stratford. Desiring to be more inclusive and attractive to newcomers, especially the younger generation, while continuing to support our older parishioners.

Personal Specification: 

  • Enthusiastic about attracting families and young people into the life of the church

  • Passionate about creating worship, which is inspiring for all

  • Seeking to encourage Christian outreach and taking the message of truth and comfort into our communities

  • Keen to help develop significant levels of lay leadership across all ages in the ministry and mission of the church

  • Willing to help us develop a sense of partnership, across the five churches, in worship and outreach

  • Able to provide strong, supportive leadership visible in the community

  • Rural pioneer who enjoys working with clergy colleagues to lead mission and ministry in Arden Valley and to contribute one or more missional specialisms to the whole Deanery.

  • Maintain a good work balance and enjoy life.

Closing date: 12 noon, 31 May | Interviews: 18/19 June

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Beaudesert with Henley-in-Arden & Ullenhall seek a Rector

To minister among a thriving market town and rural village; enthusiastic congregation and lay ministry teams; committed to bring Jesus into the hearts and minds of all in the parish.

We welcome a candidate who will ideally be:

  • A Pastor and Leader who will encourage and inspire all church members in the life of the church and in their personal spiritual journey.

  • Able to identify, train, encourage and empower our church leaders, including our lay readers, our lay worship leaders, and other lay members of the church. 

  • Approachable, welcoming and inclusive, able to communicate the Christian faith in a way that is appealing and inspirational and accessible to those who are not currently believers in Christ.

  • Eager for growth, bringing innovation and ideas for mission and ministry, that our lay team can develop, to serve the community.

  • A leader for the parish who is visible and accessible, to develop a close interface with our local communities and to help and support the lay members and congregations in sharing the gospel, to bring more people to faith and to serve our communities. 

  • Open to leading a variety of styles of worship with the support of the lay leaders, to ensure we offer appropriate worship opportunities in each church. 

  • A good listener, with a keen pastoral care focus and a deep desire to serve at an individual level as required.

  • Keen to work ecumenically with other churches in the town to serve the needs of our communities.

  • Able to self-manage, including managing own time and dealing with conflicting demands and able to delegate appropriately.

  • Willing to work collaboratively in the wider deanery as a Deanery Mission Enabler, offering an aspect of their skill set which brings them joy, as described in the Area Dean’s Introduction. The specific focus of this ministry to be explored at interview.

Closing date: 12 noon, 31 May | Interviews: 17/18 June

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Heart of England Benefice seek a Rector

To minister among six congregations, four church schools, one associate minister, one family link worker and an administrator - all working together towards our shared vision.

we are praying for someone:

  • Who will help us realise our key priorities

  • Is able to help us grow in mission and confidence in sharing our faith

  • Is able to teach the Bible in a way that is relevant to everyday life

  • A naturally friendly person who is able to communicate easily

  • Caring and approachable

  • Cheerful, resilient, energetic and hopeful

  • Able to identify and encourage other people’s gifts and is able to work effectively with others

  • Administratively competent with good delegation skills

  • Alert and responsive to the pastoral needs of individuals in all areas of our parishes

  • Able to work with children and young people or can inspire others to do so

  • willing to offer your specialist expertise/passion in a way that is collaborative and flexible.

Closing date: 12 noon,  7 June | Interviews: 24/25 June

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Churches of Arden seek a Priest in Charge

To minister among four churches of varying size and traditions, all with the common aim of being welcoming communities, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to our villages at large.

We are looking for a person who:

  • through example, teaching and presence, and with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, will invigorate us spiritually as a church and as individuals
  • prefers to achieve results through collaboration and team-working, and has a successful record of doing so
  • believes in the power of encouragement to bring forth the gifts and talents of people
  • is comfortable with a wide variety of worship styles
  • is creative and forward-looking, while sympathetically understanding the past
  • can communicate effectively with people of all ages, especially children and young adults

Closing date: 12 noon, 7 June | Interviews: 25/26 June

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Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org)

Please send expressions of interest/completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister, St James Church, Fletchamstead, Coventry

Nestled in the South West of Coventry, St James is an evangelical charismatic church with a passion for the transforming presence of God and the shared call to go ‘Deeper In, Further Out’, making disciples as a community on mission.

In 2024, St James will be journeying into partnership and full membership of The Bridge Benefice (currently comprising two nearby churches). As such, The Bridge staff team will work with the Associate to provide support for St James in administration, financial management and the organisation of occasional offices. The Bridge is part of Kairos Connexion with strong links to The Order of Mission. Experience of this way of being church is preferable but not a necessity.

The intention is that the Associate’s primary role will be leading St James. This includes facilitating mission and discipleship in the parish through the week, overseeing Sunday and Wednesday worship services, investing in the team at St James and working to extend the Kingdom of God in Tile Hill. Over time, the new Associate will reach a point where they have up to half of their capacity free to bless the wider Bridge and even beyond via the Mission Hub.

We are looking for an Associate Minister who will be:

  • A servant leader, able to encourage and grow the giftings of others

  • A collaborative team player that will work well with clergy and lay leaders, as well as the wider Bridge staff team

  • Passionate for evangelism, mission and discipleship beyond the weekly Sunday service

  • Excited to innovate and share the good news of Jesus as ‘family on mission’

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Closing Date for Applications: noon, 21 June

Interviews: 15 & 16 July 

Informal conversations very welcome with Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister for Outreach and Nurture, Stratford-upon-Avon

This post in a lively and attractive parish offers a capable priest the opportunity to do the things they love whilst others generally take care of buildings, finance and governance. We need someone to lead and develop the following:

• our outreach and engagement with our communities so that we are more outward looking

• spiritual growth and nurture in our congregations

• enquirers’courses, home groups and our teaching programme

• pastoral care ministry including a bereavement team, lay chaplains and welcome team

• a New Worshipping Community (yet to be established)

Based at Holy Trinity, a large civic parish church with significant numbers of visitors, the primary focus is to motivate, inspire, train and equip others in their ministry and service. The post would be most suited to someone from an open catholic or open evangelical background who works well as part of a team.

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Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, 6 June

Interviews: 9/10 July

Informal conversations very welcome with the Acting Associate Archdeacon, the Gail Phillip, on 07983-300675 (gail.phillip@coventry.anglican.org)

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister House for Duty, South Warwickshire Seven Benefice

Gospel Ministry in the beautiful North Cotswolds! The South Warwickshire Seven (SW7) is a benefice made up of seven small parishes in rural South Warwickshire. We wish to appoint a House for Duty Associate Minister (know locally as Assistant Minister) to support the Rector as together we seek to realize our vision of ‘rediscovering Jesus as our ultimate treasure and giving everyone in our benefice the opportunity to do the same.’

We are looking for someone who:

  • Loves and knows the living Lord Jesus as revealed in the Gospels.

  • Empowered by God seeks to live up to the qualifications for church leadership as set out in the pastoral epistles (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1).

  • Has a deep passion for the scriptures and a proven track record of communicating them faithfully and engagingly at different levels of ministry.

  • Has a pastor’s heart, knowing the grace of God in their own lives and communicating that grace to others.

  • Does not ‘despise the day of small things’ but is willing and able to celebrate the small signs of the Holy Spirit at work.

The post will consist of three days a week including Sundays. The well-appointed house is set in the scenic village of Cherington and Stourton.

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Closing Date for Applications: noon, 2 September

Interviews: TBC

Informal conversations very welcome with Ben Dyson, Rector of South Warwickshire Seven Group, on 01608 628229 (vicarsw7@gmail.com)

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Two x Priest-in-Charge (House for Duty) of The Bridges Group

The six rural parishes of the Bridges Group are working together as two legal benefices each prayerfully seeking two House for Duty Priests in Charge. Set in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside and connected by the waterways (with their distinctive Bridges), the parishes are all within easy reach of Coventry, Stratford upon Avon, Banbury, Rugby, Warwick and Leamington Spa.

Supported by an experienced team of commissioned lay leaders, a Reader and group administrator, we seek:

• Priests committed to collaborative working across both benefices.

• Ministers with a passion for rural ministry able to communicate the gospel in a variety of settings and with a wide range of people and ages.

• Leaders who can recognise, encourage and release the missional potential of our churches and communities and enable more people to use their gifts in God’s service.

• Pastors who enjoy spending time and having fun with people where they are; in their homes, in school and down the pub.

We would just love you to call us and find out more.

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Closing Date for Applications: noon, 5 July

Interviews: 30/31 July

Informal conversations very welcome with the Acting Archdeacon Pastor Tim Cockell, on 07365 200354 (Tim.Cockell@Coventry.Anglican.org)

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Associate Minister House for Duty, Wilmcote with Billesley (to be known as Minister in Charge of Wilmcote with Billesley)

Wilmcote is a lovely and friendly village near Stratford upon Avon. St Andrew’s is a welcoming, inclusive, Anglo-Catholic church, and we are collectively and individually involved in the life of our lively village and school. We are looking for a House for Duty priest who will become an integral part of our village life.

We wish to appoint someone who will:

  • develop stronger missional links between the church and the community

  • nurture creative ways of engaging with children and young families, including through ministry in the local school

  • live in the vicarage and play an active part in the life of the village

  • be respectful of our Anglo-Catholic heritage, making these traditions relevant and accessible to a wider range of people

  • be an adaptable and pastorally sensitive leader, managing change effectively

  • nurture, empower and equip new lay leaders to develop our mission and ministry

  • build a strategic and fruitful relationship with the neighbouring parish of St Andrew’s Shottery to strengthen our missional potential

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Closing Date for Applications: noon, 19 June

Interviews: 22/23rd July

Informal conversations very welcome with Area Dean, Kate Mier, on 01527-852830  (rector@ardenmarches.co.uk)

or  Acting Associate Archdeacon, the Gail Phillip, on 07983-300675 (gail.phillip@coventry.anglican.org)

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

Vicar, St John the Divine, Willenhall, Coventry

St John the Divine is at the heart of Willenhall with the people of Willenhall engraved on their heart. The many projects developed though St John’s seek to meet real need, are creative, generous and have resulted in a relationship of trust between community and the church. We are a supportive church family with a heart for the community, ready to greet with warmth and welcome any who cross the threshold.

We seek a vicar who will live among us and help us to grow as a church and as individuals. Someone who is prepared to meet people where they are and encourage them to come to know the love of Christ in their lives.

Personal specification: 

  • Have a strong visible Christian faith rooted in prayer and be a passionate sharer of The Gospel.
  • Be a good communicator with the ability to engage all age groups. A gifted listener who will love without prejudice and lead inclusively.
  • Be collaborative and enable, empower and encourage others on their faith journey.
  • Provide pastoral care in different settings in our local care homes, community hubs and with those who come seeking care and compassion as they encounter problems in daily life.
  • Be an enabler of mission and teach discipleship that can be applied to the life of the church through small group teaching, lay leadership and outreach to the wider community.
  • Be committed to working with local schools, food bank, local businesses and other churches close to us.
  • Be organised – it is a busy parish with lots of occasional offices and involvement in community functions.
  • Be someone who has a sense of humour, a love for people and who eats cake.   

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Closing Date for Applications: noon, 19 June

Interviews: 9/10 July

Informal conversations very welcome with the Archdeacon Missioner, Ven Barry Dugmore, on 07487 578311 (Barry.Dugmore@Coventry.Anglican.org)

Please send completed application forms to Debbie Niblett (HR Officer and Archdeacons’ Administrator): Debbie.Niblett@Coventry.Anglican.org

 

 

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