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The Stourhead Benefice

South West Suffolk is looking for a new Rector to lead the Beneficeat a time of major expansion:

  • New housing developments will more than triple the population and enable new forms of ministry.
  • Beautiful countryside along the River Stour, eight lovely ancient churches, excellent schools, friendly people, supportive communities.
  • Middle church style, with a traditional taste in music, but quirks and innovations are welcome!
  • Committed and capable lay people, willing and able to take on responsibility.
  • Close to major road (M11) and rail links, within easy reach of Cambridge (20 miles), Bury St Edmunds (17 miles), and Newmarket (13 miles).
  • A four-bedroomed Rectory is provided.

For an informal conversation please contact The Revd Canon Stuart Mitchell, the Rural Dean of Clare Deanery on:
Tel: 01787 278482 /email:

Closing Date: Friday 18 October

Interview Date: 31 October / 1 November

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