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Upcoming Clergy Vacancies

Archdeaconry of Norfolk

Bishop Ian would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in any of the roles below. Please contact his PA, Graham Cossey, on graham.cossey@dioceseofnorwich.org or 01953 528010. 

  • Kessingland Group – Available in the summer, this friendly and attractive coastal group in the south east of the Diocese has huge potential especially in the newly refurbished Kessingland Church. More details from the Bishop of Thetford’s office.
 
  • Team Vicar in the Great Yarmouth Team – Full time Associate Priest to build partnerships and take forward the social justice work with the Minster team. Available in the summer – please speak to Canon Simon Ward – Rector of Yarmouth Minster.
 
  • Chet Valley – Five Churches in an established group serving beautiful Broadland and the rural area around the growing town of Loddon. Lots of potential and a creative team prepared to experiment. Would suit someone who is comfortable with collaborative ministry in a church group with a mixed economy of worship. This should be available towards the end of the summer.
 
  • Brooke/ Hempnall – The Depwade Deanery is currently being re-structured but posts are becoming available soon. Please call the Bishop of Thetford’s office for further information.

Archdeaconry of Lynn

Bishop Jane and Archdeacon Catherine would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in any of the roles below. Please contact their PA, Ann Whittet, on ann.whittet@dioceseofnorwich.org or 01362 709200

  • Priest-in-Charge, Coltishall Benefice – the Coltishall benefice is set in the Norfolk Broads National Park yet within easy reach of Norwich.  There is a real opportunity to make Christ known across the five rural communities of the benefice and beyond.

    Three villages in the benefice have primary schools with whom the new priest/incumbent will wish to build relationships, and there is potential to work with the growing number of families moving into the area. 

    The Horstead Centre provides residential stays and activities for children and young people from across the Diocese. It has close links with both church and community and there are the foundations for fruitful engagement. There are small yet committed congregations that seek to grow in number and make meaningful connections with the people of the parishes.

    Please be in touch with the Archdeacon of Lynn, The Venerable Catherine Dobson, for more information archdeacon.lynn@dioceseofnorwich.org

  • Rector, Glaven Valley Benefice – the Glaven Valley benefice comprises the villages of Blakeney, Cley, Glandford, Letheringsett and Wiveton, each with its beautiful Anglican church. The area attracts many visitors, second home-owners and holiday makers alike. The five parishes work closely and cooperatively together, and there is a great sense of fellowship, friendship and support across the benefice.  The congregations believe that the love of God in Jesus Christ is for everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, to receive and experience and, out of this belief, they offer a warm welcome to all – both residents and visitors. Benefice services offer various styles of worship, along with many groups, activities and events. 

    The Glaven valley benefice is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive community and ministry here is both busy and rewarding, with a ministry team, a benefice office and paid administrator. The Rectory is located in the coastal village of Blakeney with its historic Quay on the stunning north Norfolk coast.

    Further information about the benefice can be found at https://glavenvalleychurches.org.uk/ .This post will become vacant in July 2024 and advertised in late autumn.

  • Interim Priest-in- Charge, Coxford Group and Toftrees – set amongst the rural country estates of West Norfolk 5 miles from the market town of Fakenham,  the eight small parishes of the Coxford group with Toftrees are seeking an interim Priest-in-Charge. They will welcome an enthusiastic, outgoing, and pastorally minded priest who will be a visible presence amongst the communities and at the local Church of England school. The parishes are catholic in tradition and enjoy a range of worship through the use of both Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer. The post is initially a 3 year appointment as together we discern whether the benefice is both financially and missionally sustainable, or whether pastoral reorganisation needs to be considered. The post will be advertised in the summer.

  • Rector, Mattishall and Tudd Valley Benefice – situated just 6 miles to the west of Norwich, with good transport links along the A47, the benefice of Mattishall and Tudd Valley becomes vacant in June 2024. The Rectory is well placed in the village of Mattishall, the largest of the six villages and there are a number of missional activities such as ‘Who let the Dads out’, ‘Little Angels’ Toddler group, Men’s Breakfast and ‘Sing  together for well-being’. There are 3 primary schools in the benefice and 2 high schools in the neighbouring benefice and town of Dereham. The Ministry Team is made up of an Ordained Local Minister, Curate and 3 Licensed Lay Ministers. There is a benefice office in Mattishall and administrator. More details can be found on their website https://matvchurch.uk/ The benefice will soon be working on the profile.

  • Priest-in-Charge, Swaffham and Sporle – The thriving market town of Swaffham and the neighbouring village of Sporle. Eucharistic centred worship. Outreach to the town and wider community is a key part of this role in the future. The parishes are currently working on the profile.
  • Team Vicar, (half time) Heart of Norfolk – A Team Vicar to work with the Team Rector in the Heart of Norfolk benefice, with specific responsibility for the parishes of Foulsham, Guist, Stibbard, Wood Norton and Guestwick. The parish profile is available on request.

Archdeaconry of Norwich

Archdeacon Keith would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in any of the roles below. Please contact his PA, Sophie Bell, on sophie.bell@dioceseofnorwich.org or 01603 629001

  • Vicar – St Mary and St Paul’s, Hellesdon – two warm, friendly church communities who enjoy a breadth of worship, in the popular suburb of Norwich with strong links with schools and in the wider community.  A busy and rewarding ministry with lots of opportunity to develop and innovate   The role is due to become vacant towards the end of July – more details to follow 

  • Team Rector of Sprowston – This exciting post offers an opportunity to develop ministry across a team of churches that covers the Sprowston and North Norwich area, with specific responsibility for Sprowston. This post would suit an experienced priest, with an inclusive approach, a heart for mission, who is able to lead in a collaborative way. More information to follow.

  • Vicar – St Stephen’s Norwich – A vibrant city centre church with a diverse worshipping community and a hospitable ministry to the city throughout the week – great potential for developing and building on the many strengths and achievements of recent years.  The post becomes vacant late October – more information will follow – see this link for more details about St Stephen’s.

  • Vicar of the Earlham (Crossroads) Benefice 
    An important and exciting role, leading a team of lay and ordained colleagues in serving the three Anglican churches in Earlham – all engaging in different expressions of worship, serving a community of considerable need and opportunity, with a desire to know Jesus, and to make Him known, and to do this together. The post becomes vacant late October – more information will follow – see this link for more details about these churches Crossroads Church, Earlham, Norwich

Our life together

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