David Tomlinson Appointed New Vicar at St. Paul’s Church

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This blog is written by the newly appointed Vicar of Saint Paul’s Church, David Tomlinson. We wish him a warm welcome to the Jewellery Quarter and look forward to working together in the future!


I am delighted to have been appointed Vicar of St Paul’s and to have been called to serve in the Jewellery Quarter.

I am very grateful to Andrew Gorham for his excellent leadership and his contribution to the community over recent years, and will be looking to nurture the life that has arisen and strengthen the church’s role in the JQ, and the city. I greatly look forward to getting to know everyone.

I come with a rich and varied experience of ministry and a history of commitment to collaboration in and beyond the church. I am currently chairing Thrive Together Birmingham the community regeneration arm of the diocese, for instance. I am a father to grown-up daughters and am married to Jenny. Cycling is my main sporting pursuit, now that my footballing and cricketing days are over, and I have completed LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) and MIZMAL – the Irish equivalent). Cooking, reading and the arts are my other passions. I also write, on leadership, worship, love and spirituality, and my second book is to be published in the autumn. I hope that it wouldn’t be too long before I can be licensed by the Bishop, and start to enjoy being and working with you.

With love and prayers,

David Tomlinson

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