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


BISHOP’S CHAPLAIN (Interim, fixed term 18 months)

Closing date: 14 August 2024 Interviews: 28 August 2024

Associate Priest with responsibility for Chaplaincy at Debenham High School

A new and exciting responsibility for an inclusive ordained Anglican priest to minister Interviews : 2 October / Closing date : 18 September

Giving Advisor | Parish Resources Team

Closing date: 15 July | Interview date: 24 July

Historic Church Building Support Officer (HCBSO) (Fixed Term, 3 years)

Closing date: 24 July | Interview date: 12 August

House for Duty Priest in Charge | The Wrentham Benefice

Can you help us on our journey of growing together in mission?

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Inspiring Ipswich Pioneer - Holy Trinity/St Helen's

Closing date: 15 July | Interview date: 24 July

Rector | Bacton Benefice

Closing date: 2 October | Interview date: 16/17 October

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