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Part-time Administrator and Prayer Facilitator (Inspiring Ipswich)

In Ipswich we have embarked on an exciting new project to transform the reach of the Church of England in the town and to achieve ambitious goals of more people exploring faith and becoming Christian disciples. Through this work we aim to deliver the Diocesan vision of ‘Growing in God’ through ‘flourishing congregations making a difference’ in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.
The Inspiring Ipswich project is a once in a generation opportunity. With significant support from the Church Commissioners and the Diocese, the project injects substantial resources into one deanery. Through this, by God’s grace, we aim to grow 25 new worshipping communities, provide fresh energy for the existing churches, and make meaningful contact with 10% of the population, with 5% having had the opportunity to explore faith and 1% having become members of a worshipping community. It is an audacious project and we are looking for people who have a big vision to help us achieve these aims.
Through the six years of the project we expect Ipswich deanery to become increasingly mission-focused, strategic and financially sustainable, and to live its values of being inspirational, missional, relational and pastoral. The project will be led by the newly appointed Archdeacon of Ipswich, The Ven. Rhiannon King, working closely with all the churches across the deanery and the project team.

This part-time role will provide project support to the Inspiring Ipswich team. It will be a varied and busy role including project co-ordination, administration, support for events and communications, and financial administration, as well as facilitating the prayer life of the project. There will be team prayers every day and occasional prayer days and retreats. The role will be central to ensuring that the project runs smoothly, efficiently and prayerfully.

Closing Date: Friday 30 August 2019 (5.00pm)

Interview Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019 (Ipswich)

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