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					                                   Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich
                                           ROLE DESCRIPTION TEMPLATE




Role description signed off by: the Archdeacon of Sudbury                   Date: 10 May 2011

To be reviewed 6 months after commencement of the appointment, and at each Ministerial
Development Review, alongside the setting of objectives.

1 Details of post
Role title                                           Rector

Name of benefice                                     Bradfield St Clare, Bradfield St George with
                                                     Little Whelnetham, Cockfield, Felsham and
                                                     Gedding
Deanery                                              Lavenham Deanery

Archdeaconry                                         Sudbury Archdeaconry

Initial point of contact on terms of service         The Venerable Dr David Jenkins
                                                     Archdeacon of Sudbury

2 Role purpose
General

To share with the Bishop both in the cure of souls and in responsibility, under God, for
growing the Kingdom in these parishes

To be the Parish Priest to these parishes, having regard to the calling and responsibilities of
the clergy as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Code of Professional Conduct for the
Clergy and other relevant legislation

To collaborate within the deanery both in current mission and ministry and, through the
deanery plan, in such reshaping of ministry as resources and opportunities may require

To work with the other commissioned and licensed ministers within the benefice

To work with the PCCs towards the development of the local church as described in the
benefice or parish profile (statement of needs), and to review those needs with them

To ensure that a high standard of worship, preaching and pastoral care is provided.

To work together as appropriate, with other Christian denominations which have a presence
in the parishes

To work with organisations outside the church in the parishes e.g. parish council




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Specific tasks and responsibilities

To provide effective pastoral care and visiting

To be a good teacher of the faith

To reach out to families and young people

To work collaboratively with the other churches, schools, and organisations within the
community

To have an understanding and love of rural life

Responsible for volunteers
The new Incumbent will work with a wide range of volunteers; licensed, commissioned and
other


3 Key contacts
Generic
The PCCs
The Deanery Chapter & Synod

Specific
2 Lay Readers

Aspirational
To reinstate and develop sustainable All Age Worship within the benefice
To provide supportive nurturing for new Christians, especially adults

Supportive
The Archdeacon, who will review this role description with you when you are six months into
post
The Rural Dean


Patrons
St John the Evangelist College Cambridge
Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Lt Col JG Aldous OBE




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Role context and any other relevant information

Predictions of ‘available stipendiary clergy’ nationally mean that each deanery is being asked
to consider what re-organisation might enable a decrease in stipendiary numbers of 0.5 to
1.0 in each deanery




4 Benefice Summary
Parishes           Five:
                   Bradfield, St Clare
                   Bradfield St George & Little Whelnetham UP, St Mary Magdelene
                   Cockfield, St Peter
                   Felsham, St Peter
                   Gedding, St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Churches (listings of          Bradfield, St Clare – Grade II*
buildings)                     Bradfield St George – Grade I
                               Little Whelnetham UP, St Mary Magdelene – Grade I
                               Cockfield, St Peter – Grade I
                               Felsham, St Peter – Grade II*
                               Gedding, St Mary the Blessed Virgin – Grade I

Fresh Expressions



PCCs                           There are 5 PCCs which meet regularly



Schools                        Cockfield - Cockfield CEVCP School

Churchwardens                  There are eight churchwardens in the benefice




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Ministers                      1 retired NSM
                               3 Lay Readers (one with a temporary license)


Other buildings eg:
halls


Churchyards (give              Bradfield, St Clare – Open
details of whether             Bradfield St George – Open
open or closed)                Little Whelnetham UP, St Mary Magdelene – Open
                               Cockfield, St Peter – Open
                               Felsham, St Peter – Open
                               Gedding, St Mary the Blessed Virgin – Open


Population (approx.)           Bradfield, St Clare – 140
                               Bradfield St George & Little Whelnetham UP, St Mary Magdelene
                               – 570
                               Cockfield, St Peter – 839
                               Felsham, St Peter – 417
                               Gedding, St Mary the Blessed Virgin – 118

Average Sunday                 Bradfield, St Clare – 21 adults
Attendance                     Bradfield St George & Little Whelnetham UP, St Mary Magdelene
Communicant figures            – 29 adults & 2 children
Under 16 / Over 16             Cockfield, St Peter – 66 adults & 4 children
Other non-Eucharistic          Felsham, St Peter – 21
services                       Gedding, St Mary the Blessed Virgin – 13



                               Benefice share for 2010:
Parish Share                   £46,375; 100% paid
Last year/this year
                               Benefice share for 2011:
                               £48,027; 27.09% paid (*30/04/11)



Authorised expenses            Paid in full


Resolutions                    There are none in place


Church Tradition               ‘Middle of the road’




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Pastoral re-                   The deanery is currently working on its deanery plan.
organisation


Presence of other              There are several other Christian denominations within the
Christian                      benefice
denominations


Presence of other faith
groups




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