All enquiries concerning the parishes listed below should be directed to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet's Office unless otherwise indicated. 
All appointments are of a parish priest unless otherwise stated. Details of the terms of the appointment are usually available with the parish details.


Vicar: St Paul's Coven (House for Duty)

The benefice is situated in the very pleasant semi-rural village community of Coven located in South Staffordshire on the North-West border of Wolverhampton.


The parish has passed a resolution under the House of Bishops' Declaration.


Bishop Jonathan writes:


The Christian community that has set out in this profile its call to priests who have been formed in the catholic tradition in the Church of England and are excited about its future, to join them in serving the Lord in Coven, has a strong sense of commitment to their wider community and hope for the future.


Among the fruits of Fr Lockey’s recent much-loved ministry here (2013-17) is the congregation’s openness both to the spiritual leadership and teaching of their parish priest, and to the needs and opportunities of the wider church. But the able and diverse laity have a growing sense also of the shared mission of clergy and people, and of the challenge of community evangelism. They are imaginative and forward-looking in terms of communication and outreach, dedicated to growing in and sharing with others the rich spiritual treasures of catholic faith, worship and evangelism, to meeting human need, and to supporting one another as a real family in Christ.


I pray that as you read you will remain open to the possibility that it is indeed you whom God is calling, and that if he is then you will apply so that we have the opportunity to take the conversation further.


We’re praying for you – please pray for us.




Enquiries and application forms from the Archdeacon of Lichfield, the Ven Simon Baker.

Tel: 01543 306 145



All applicants should have 3 years' experience in the Church of England or another Anglican church in the British Isles.


Closing date: 13 April 2018

Familiarisation day: 27 April 2018

Interviews: 9 May 2018