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


Church Buildings Support Officer

Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2024

Diocesan Schools’ Adviser

Closing Date: 29 April 2024

New Opportunities in Ipswich


Priest in Charge & Archdeaconry Mission Enabler

Closing date: 28 May | Interview date: 11/12 June

Priest in Charge & Archdeaconry Mission Enabler | Christ Church Moreton Hall

Closing date: 24 May | Interview dates: 10/11 June

Rector | Bacton Benefice

Closing date: 17 June | Interview date: 2/3 July

Rector | Walton and Trimley

Rector : Walton and Trimley

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