Thank you for your interest in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, its churches and schools. As the Church of England in Suffolk we cover a diverse and contrasting range of contexts bringing together over 443 churches and 87 church schools, serving 631,000 people.

If you’re looking for a new challenge and are seeking new opportunities all our vacant positions will all be listed below. We wish you well in your search for your next opportunity and look forward to receiving your application.

Thank you for your interest in applying for a job with us. 

Privacy Notice – Applicants for Employment  | PDF

Clergy posts

Applicants for parochial clergy posts should please note that, unless otherwise stated, posts are offered in accordance with the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Standard Terms of Appointment, a summary of which can be found here.

A Guide to Parish Vacancies and Appointments | PDF 

Interregnum Prayer

Dear Lord,

call to our churches a true Shepherd,

a man or woman of God,

a minister of Christ,

and make us, with him or her,

a church joyful in worship and united in witness, working, caring, praising, loving,

to the glory of your Name,

through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


For further information 

The Diocesan Growing in God vision | weblink

Explore our presence in Suffolk | weblink

Diocesan map | PDF


Archdeacon of Suffolk | Closing date 26 October 2022

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich seeks to appoint a new Archdeacon of Suffolk

Governance Manager (Part-time)

To ensure the effective organisation of key governance processes | Closing date: 10 October

Independent Chair for Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) - Voluntary

To provide an independent challenge on safeguarding matters | Closing date: 12 October

Lightwave Red Lodge Café Manager | Closing date 14 October

Are you excited by the Christian faith and wants to use your catering and management experience to reach out to those in need and help them flourish?

Rector and Rural Dean | Claydon and Barham, Great Blakenham and Henley

We are seeking an experienced, supportive priest who can inspire young and old alike | Closing date: 3 October 2022

Rector, Lavenham Benefice | Closing date 28 October

We are seeking a Rector who will lead our Benefice into the future

Temporary Assistant Minister to the Archdeacon for Rural Mission

We are searching for someone to fulfil the position of Temporary Assistant Minister to the Archdeacon for Rural Mission

Vicar at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere | Closing date: 5 October

We are searching for someone to fulfil the position of Vicar at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere

Youth Minister | The Haven at St Thomas, Ipswich

We are looking for an Associate 0.5 Priest to fulfil the position of Youth Minister Closing date: 30 September

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