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Archdeacon of Ipswich

We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative colleague for this new post to work with the Deanery of Ipswich (147,000 residents) on our Inspiring Ipswich project, to strengthen mission and ministry across the town.  

Over the next six years Inspiring Ipswich aims to develop 1500 new disciples, plant 8 churches, create (at least) 18 new Fresh Expressions of Church and enrich mission and ministry across our existing parishes. As Archdeacon you will lead this project by:

 Serving God’s mission amongst the people of Ipswich

 Being passionate about a mixed economy of flourishing congregations  

 Encouraging and supporting clergy and laity in mission

 Being creative, agile and open to God-given opportunities

 Working imaginatively and sensitively across diverse constituencies

 Enjoying working with a committed, supportive and friendly senior leadership team

 Leading and communicating strategically and enthusiastically

For an informal conversation please contact Bishop Mike Harrison on 01473 252829.  This post is subject to the success of our second stage SDF application.

Full details on request by email: diane.matthews@cofesuffolk.org

Closing date for applications 16th November

Interviews Monday 3rd December

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