The churches are in the heart of the thriving town of Bury St Edmunds. We are evangelical in tradition, with a wide variety of worship styles from traditional Prayer Book to informal. We are united in our desire to share the joyful message of Christ with those around us. St Mary’s is the civic church for our town, which gives us significant opportunities for witness.
An experienced incumbent who can lead us in Biblical preaching, develop and manage a team, and take advantage of the significant civic role.
Closing date: 23 August
Visit and Interviews: 25-26 September
Church website: http://www.wearechurch.net/
The benefice is within the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich; Bury St Edmunds is a historic market town, with a population of about 42,000; it is a growing town with a wide range of facilities and businesses; there are many other churches, which are linked by Churches Together; we largely have relatively well educated and well-off people.
We have a wide range of services in different styles, including robed choir at some services at St Mary’s, which has a strong musical tradition, and a monthly café church at St Peter’s; mission, both local and worldwide, is very important to us – we support a range of agencies both local and overseas, and serve the community in many ways, generally in close cooperation with other churches; our ministry includes involvement with pastoral ministry in local care homes as well as in the West Suffolk Hospital
St Mary’s is the civic church for Bury St Edmunds, which provides us with opportunities for witness on a number of important occasions during the year, e.g. Battle of Britain, Remembrance Sunday, etc; it is also an important tourist site with up to 15,000 visitors each year
We are looking for a priest who will:
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Closing date for this post is 11.55pm Thursday 23 August
Visit and Interviews will be Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 September
Please note the interviews will be in the afternoon of the Wednesday.