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


House for Duty Priest in Charge | The Wrentham Benefice

Closing date: 17 April 2023 | Interview date: 11/12 May 2023

Rector | Benefice of Haughley, Wetherden and Stowupland

Closing date: June 13 | Interview date: June 26/27

Rector | Claydon and Barham, Great Blakenham and Henley

We are seeking an experienced, supportive priest who can inspire young and old alike | Closing date: 26 May 2023

Rector | Orwell and Deben

Closing date: 25 April | Interview date: 10/11 May

Rector, Benefice of Rattlesden, Brettenham, Hitcham and Thorpe Morieux

Closing date: 25 April | Interview date: 11/12 May

Vicar | Kesgrave with Little Bealings and Playford

Closing date: 17 April | Interview date: 4/5 May

Vicar | Needham Market with Badley

Closing date: 24 April | Interview date: 11/12 May

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