Residentiary Canon

We are seeking a Residentiary Canon to join the cathedral team. Birmingham Cathedral is set in heart of the city, and its day to day life reflects the joys and challenges of busy urban life. The vibrant square around the cathedral offers the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life: city workers, tourists, the homeless and those with mental health issues. The Residentiary Canon leads the work of the cathedral as a centre of mission in the community, the city and the diocese.

The Residentiary Canon will work collaboratively as part of a mutually supportive staff team and as a member of a number of different working groups including ordained colleagues, staff, and volunteers to bring people together, to take initiatives in mission, make disciples and promote justice and peace.

The new Residentiary Canon will, on behalf of Chapter, enable the growth in discipleship and service of all who participate in the life of the cathedral community, to oversee the work of education and the arts in the cathedral and to nurture an outward looking and engaging community.

Please download the information pack and candidate brief and the application form.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6 March 

Interviews: Wednesday 1 April

For further information please feel free to contact our Chief Executive, Anna Pitt on 0121 262 1840 or

Should you wish to have an exploratory informal conversation with Dean Matt prior to application, this can be arranged via his PA, April Steadman who can be contacted via email at:


Please download our chorister recruitment leaflets and contact Head of Music david.hardie@birminghamcathedral for further information.

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If you would like to enquire about the voluntary positions available, please contact