A new Birmingham rector is relishing the challenge of running the city's most high profile church.
Canon Stewart Jones, aged 48, has been instituted as rector of St Martin's in the Bull Ring, the city centre parish church.
The father-of-three said the post "brought together all the things I have done in my work so far".
Stewart, as he prefers to be addressed, was welcomed into the parish and granted his licence in a ceremony by outgoing Bishop for Birmingham, the Rt Rev Dr John Sentamu.
He has moved to the parish from Canterbury, where he transformed a rundown church in one of the poorest areas of the city.
The new rector also held the key post of chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury under both Dr George Carey and Dr Rowan Williams. He said that St Martin's held a key position in the city.
"When I first visited Birmingham many years ago, the Bull Ring was a terrible place that you would not want to visit," said Stewart, who has moved with wife Julie to Edgbaston.
He has three children - student Naomi, aged 20, Sandy, aged 12, who has just started at King Edward's School, and Jessica, aged nine, a pupil at Blue Coat School.