Rector of Birmingham – St Martin’s in the Bull Ring

The City of Birmingham is proud of its diversity of culture and ethnicity, of social, and age groups. St Martin’s seeks to reflect and to develop that diversity, and the opportunities that it presents, in its life and worship, and in the ministry of welcome and service. St Martin’s is prominent in the redeveloped and busy City Centre, standing between the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and the Markets, and alongside bus and train routes. People are drawn to St Martin’s – on Sundays and every day – from the wide Birmingham region and beyond.

The Leaders and the people of St Martin’s look forward to welcoming, and to worshipping and working with, the Priest appointed as Rector who will:•

  • have a sound parochial record of some seniority, pastoral warmth and sensitivity, and the ability and experience to manage a complex institution•
  • lead and develop St Martin’s worship, congregational life, prayer, teaching, evangelism, community outreach and business•
  • consequently, develop the large collaborative team of clergy and laity, both paid and voluntary, by delegation and clear lines of responsibility•
  • be committed to Gospel preaching and teaching within an open evangelical tradition•
  • be comfortable with both traditional and contemporary worship and church music – and be concerned to attract students, under 40’s and children to St Martin’s•
  • set up a review of St Martin’s financial, commercial and communication arrangements
  • support St Martin’s daily ministry of being open to the public and supporting the needy, troubled and marginalised
  • affirm the Rector’s civic role within a range of City institutions
  • have a strategic eye to new retail market arrangements and imminent housing development within the geographical parish

The PCC Statement and application and other details are available from the Clerk to St Martin’s Trustees,
c/o Georgina Luckman, Shakespeare Martineau Solicitors, 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6AA

The closing date for applications is 16th February 2018 at noon.

The Interview process will be held on Monday 12th March 2018 and Saturday 17th March 2018

An enhanced DBS clearance will be required.
Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the Church of England in Birmingham, so Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants are particularly welcome


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