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Priest in Charge of the Bungay Benefice and Pioneer Leader of the Lightwave Hub

Is God calling you to combine pioneer and parish ministry?

The Benefice consists of the market town of Bungay with the small parishes of Mettingham and Barsham with Shipmeadow.

Lightwave is a Suffolk-wide missional community. An important part of this role will be to pioneer a Lightwave hub congregation in Bungay, reaching people who are not yet part of any church.


We are looking for someone who

  • places prayer at the heart of their ministry

  • has a passion for making new disciples

  • fosters Christian community, including small missional groups

  • will develop creative approaches with us, reaching out to schools, families and young people

  • will cherish and nurture a variety of traditions in our benefice and start new forms of worship alongside the old

  • will lead, equip and release people into ministry.


A full-time post, part funded by a Strategic Development Fund grant. License initially for three years, with intention to renew.  Good, modern rectory.

For an informal discussion please contact:

The Ven. Jeanette Gosney, Archdeacon of Suffolk | Tel: 07710 479497 or

The Ven. Sally Gaze, Leader of the Lightwave Community | Tel: 07446 933129


Closing date for initial expressions of interest – 9th Feb

Final application & interview date TBA depending on Covid Situation

Application Pack:

Benefice Profile | PDF

Role Description | PDF

Lightwave Project Overview | PDF

Frequently Asked Questions | PDF

What is Lightwave Leaflet | PDF


Applications can only be made on the application form below:

Clergy Application Form | Word Document

Clergy Monitoring Form | Word Document