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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications 16th November
Interviews Monday 3rd December