Rector of Beccles

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Rector for Beccles

Four communities, one parish on the southern point of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads.

Beccles is a flourishing market town situated on the River Waveney on the southern point of the Suffolk & Norfolk broads.

Beccles Parish is very much focused on community. All five churches are known within the parish as being very involved with community via many things such as Parish Pantry, Food Bank, Food in the School Holidays (FISH), Wild Church, links with local parish councils, varied School work, Beccles Food & Drink Festival, British Legion etc.

Closing date for this post is midnight Wednesday 4 October

Visit and Interviews: Thursday 26-Friday 27 October

At present, there are a variety of services and fresh expressions of church across the parish. These often have their own distinct congregations, however we come together as a parish on fifth Sundays. There is variety and breadth in the liturgical practice across our open evangelical parish. From services using the Book of Common Prayer (Common Worship), through to more informal 'café' services such as Gather and Feast, and Ignite, a service with contemporary music and style. There is something for everyone and a deliberate focus on 'growing younger', whilst still being very much 'Anglican' in pattern.

The successful candidate will need to understand the breadth and scope of this role that comes with huge opportunities for mission and ministry.

The person will need to be a willing team player encouraging an established team of people who are all ready, willing and able to work with them. In the same vein they will also need to continue to encourage individual gifts and growth within the wider parish as a whole.

We can offer:

  • a flourishing Ministry Team lay and ordained
  • active lay members
  • a part time administrator.
  • a happy, committed and welcoming congregation

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Encourage people to develop their gifts
  • Help us be a centre of love, hope and hospitality for all
  • Welcome younger families and grow the ministry to children and families as well as encouraging young people to be involved in Sunday worship
  • Develop new ways of engaging, through Fresh Expressions, with those who don't come to church
  • Contribute to community, town and village life
  • Equip us to be missionary disciples

Simeon's Trustees, the patron (for this turn) of Beccles is a leading and long-standing Church of England patronage trust, with patronage interests in over 180 benefices in 33 dioceses.

For more information about Simeon's see or contact

For more information about the application process and for the contact details for an informal conversation do see the attached Information Letter.

Closing date for this post is midnight Wednesday 4 October

Visit and Interviews: Thursday 26-Friday 27 October