Barrow Benefice, and the Lark Valley & North Bury Team, Thingoe Deanery, West Suffolk.
This imaginative post provides an interesting and exciting opportunity working in two benefices in close proximity to the cathedral market-town of Bury St Edmunds, within a collaborative and supportive deanery, working in parishes individually-valued and loved, each respecting their unique worshipping history and practice, alongside their shared mission, as part of the new Deanery Plan.
There are supportive and willing congregations, with gifts needing further development and nurture; the management of change and church growth, with commensurate deepening of faith are important aspirations.
There are two CEVC primary schools in the Barrow Benefice, while the LVNB Team has a CEVA and CP schools, a middle and two secondary schools, also the West Suffolk College and University of Suffolk campus.
Candidates should feel encouraged and supported by being part of an established, supportive and well-resourced team ministry
The post-war rectory set in delightful and well-maintained grounds, is near the church in Barrow, from where is close access to the A14, and rapid access to all the parishes. The nearest stations are in Bury St Edmunds, and Kennett, on the Ipswich-Bury St Edmunds-Cambridge/Ely railway line.
The Rural Dean, Revd Canon Mark Haworth, who is also LV&NB Team Rector, is available for an informal conversation: Tel. 01284 755374 / 07932 160 009 / email firstname.lastname@example.org