Associate Vicar -
Rev Paul Day
Paul joined the Parish in 2017 and has primary responsibility for St John's and Christ the King Churches. He is married to Kate, and between them they have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Paul heads up the work across the Parish in schools and amongst young people. He is a keen cricket fan, an occasional skier and also loves the seas and mountains of the West coast of Scotland. He and Kate are trying to visit every inhabited Scottish island!
Assistant Priest Rev Nick Ball
Nick is a retired hospital chaplain, who worked mainly at Birmingham Children’s and Heartlands Hospitals. He takes services for Shirley Parish and Shirley Deanery and ministers to the folk of Portershill Drive. He is married to Helen and they have 3 daughters. Nick has a particular interest in History, Classical Music, Health, Education, Sport (especially Rugby Union), Theology and Liturgy.
Assistant Priest Rev Theresa Jones
Theresa was ordained in Worcester Cathedral in 2005 and served her curacy in the parish of Bromsgrove. She now ministers across the Shirley parish and in the wider Birmingham Diocese. She has a particular interest in the church’s work of healing and wholeness and enjoys poetry writing and theological research.
Rev Wendy Carter
Having completed her second stint in St Alban's Diocese, Wendy has recently returned to Shirley Parish where she worked from 2014-2017 following the death of her husband, David. She originally trained as a secondary school teacher, and during her ministry has often been involved with families and pre-school children.
Now retired, Wendy describes herself as being blessed with three daughters and seven grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, natural history and country walks with her cocker spaniel, Molly.
Assistant Priest Rev Canon Richard Postill
Richard retired in 2002 after 34 years full-time ministry. His last Parish was St.Mary, Acocks Green where he spent 16 years. Before Ordination he taught Biology & Chemistry for six years at Handsworth Grammar School. Richard & Gill and are both bellringers and he enjoys music, photography, and railways.
We have 5 licensed readers in the Parish. They take a full part in leading worship and other events across the churches. Left to right they are Kate Day, Gill Gough, Sarah Penfold, Graham and Denise Smith
In the Parish Office
Hannah and Ellie started working for the Parish in late 2016, as a job share - they are sisters which allows them to look after one another’s children too. They took over the role of ‘Parish Administrators’ from their mother Sue – who worked in the office for over 20 years and still remains a loyal member of the congregation.