Lark Valley and North Bury Team Ministry Team Rector


We are looking for a Team Rector for this very significant benefice within the diocese, which contains a range of rural and urban parishes and worship traditions. Lay ministry is taken seriously.

The successful candidate will lead the process of appointing a Team Vicar with whom they will share leadership of a staff team comprising: one house for duty team vicar, one associate priest, two self supporting ministers, one reader and several retired clergy with permission to officiate.

The Benefice is in the process of appointing a part-time paid Communications and Bookings Coordinator. A good quality modern parsonage house is provided in the historic, attractive and growing market town of Bury St Edmunds, conveniently situated for access to the whole benefice and the A14.

We are looking for a skilful and pastoral priest who will exercise a realistic ministry and will be responsive to these changing times for the church.


Closing date: 28 October 2020

Interview date: 11 November 2020

Please contact the Archdeacon of Sudbury for an informal discussion:
The Ven. Dr David Jenkins | Tel: 07900 990073


Benefice profile | PDF

Role description | PDF

Application form | DOCX

Equality and diversity monitoring form | DOCX


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