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


Chaplain and Leader of Youth Orientated Congregation | Debenham High School

Closing date: 28 September | Interview date: 12 October

Community Chaplain - St Thomas Ipswich (Part time)

Closing date: 2 October | Interview date: TBC

Director of Mission and Ministry

Closing date: 19 October | Interview date: 3 November

House for Duty Priest | Lakenheath with Santon Downham and Elveden

Closing date: 3 October | Interview date: 19 October

Part time Fundraiser and Bid-writer for the Lightwave community (0.4 FTE)

Closing date: 27 September | Interview date: 2 October

Priest in Charge 0.8 FTE | Alde River Benefice

Closing date: 4 October 2023 | Interview date: 25/26 October 2023

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Priest in Charge | Sproughton, Burstall, Copdock with Washbrook

Closing date: 26 September | Interview date: 18/19 October

Rector Designate - East Bergholt, Brantham, Bentley & Tattingstone

Closing date: 10 October / Interview date: 31 October and 1 November

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Rector of Beccles

Closing date for this post is 4 October Visit and Interviews: 26 - 27 October

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