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Priest in Charge of the Monks Eleigh Benefice

Priest in Charge

for five parish Benefice: Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth, Brent Eleigh, Milden & Kettlebaston


The Benefice, with a population of approx. 1000, is situated in the idyllic rolling West Suffolk countryside close to Sudbury and historic Lavenham with a 4-bedroom family home in Monks Eleigh at the centre of the Benefice.


We are looking for a priest (half stipend: Sunday plus 3 days) who will:

  • Provide spiritual leadership, preach the Gospel and uphold the Christian faith
  • Be welcoming and approachable
  • Be good at pastoral care and be a listener


What we can offer:

  • A friendly, cohesive Benefice which worships together every Sunday
  • An active Team, comprising four Lay Elders and 10 Churchwardens
  • Five Grade I listed, well-maintained and financially sound churches, some being adapted for better community use
  • A modern (1970), spacious and attractive four-bedroom detached Rectory with garden backing onto a tributary of the River Brett


Please contact the Bishop of Dunwich for an informal discussion:

The Right Revd Dr Mike Harrison Tel 01473 252829 / email

Closing Date: 20/01/2020

Interview Date: 05-06/02/2020

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