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Priest in Charge

for four parish Benefice Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon and Stratford St Mary




East Anglia

Ref: JN007706

Job Description

Situated in the heart of Constable Country on the Suffolk-Essex border


What we are looking for:

  • Spiritual leadership and a caring ministry at heart
  • A collaborative team player, able to work with the Benefice Ministry Team to grow the Church’s mission, build our engagement with children and families whilst continuing to engage with the existing older congregations
  • An enthusiastic ‘people person’, able to embrace the variety of the parishes and become an integral member of our four communities.

What we can offer:

  • A friendly, cohesive Benefice with a good team spirit between the four churches developed over recent years
  • An enthusiastic Benefice Ministry Team comprising Deacon, Lay Reader, Elders, Wardens and Administrator, who work well together
  • Four beautiful, well-maintained and financially sound churches
  • A modern, four-bedroom, detached Rectory with garden, suitable for family living set in a stunning rural location, but within easy reach of Colchester and Ipswich which offer good rail networks.

This is a part-time post (Sunday plus three days) please contact the Bishop of Dunwich for an informal discussion:

The Right Revd Dr Mike Harrison

Tel 01473 252829



Closing Date: 18 November 2019

Interview Dates: 3/4 December 2019


For further details including Benefice Profile and application form:

Closing date: 18 November 2019


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