Part time

Lightwave Pioneer Evangelist for Suffolk Centre of Mission

Location: Suffolk

Closing date: 12th October 2021

This exciting new post is part of the Suffolk Centre of Mission with a focus on rural evangelism and pioneering.  This new Centre of Mission is to be hub for evangelism for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. This will involve training others to join in evangelism in a variety of ways and also hands-on evangelism and pioneering, providing a centre where good practice can be seen and shared. Much of the diocese is rural and this post will fulfil a vital role in ensuring the connection between the work of the Centre of Mission and those in rural settings.

We are looking for a pioneer who will be able to mentor and support others, alongside growing and developing the Pilgrim Together Community in and around Aldringham. If you are excited about identifying others who are gifted in Evangelism, especially in rural settings and mentoring and inspiring them to engage in contextual evangelism and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the people of Aldringham and the surrounding area making disciples by building the Pilgrim Together Community then please consider applying for this post.

The role will be supported by Church Army and the Lightwave Community (a diocese-wide Bishop’s Mission order, supporting growth in local mission). The Lightwave team are ready to welcome this new colleague with support and prayer.


£12,628 per annum


20 hours per week (including evenings and weekends as part of the role)


If a Church Army commissioned evangelist, non-contributory, operated by the Church of England Pensions Board.

If not Church Army commissioned, then the employee will be assessed under auto-enrolment pension legislation and if eligible, minimum contributions will be made.

Annual Leave

25 days plus public bank holidays (33 days total) pro-rata.


Part-time, open-ended (project will be subject to triennial review and initial funding is agreed for a period of 5 years).


An enhanced DBS check required and compliance with Church Army’s Safer Ministry policy.


4 weeks (after probation period).

Occupational Requirements

This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under the provisions made in the Equality Act 2010 that the post holder has an active faith in Jesus. The successful candidate must be in agreement with the vision and values of Church Army and the Church of England.

Closing Date

12 October 2021


19 October 2021

More info

For more information on the role, please see the recruitment pack here.

You can also read background information about the Diocese/Inspiring Ipswich/Lightwave here.

For more information on the role, please contact Emma Sivyer (Regional Development Officer, South & East)

For more information about Church Army please visit: and for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich please visit:

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the Church Army Faith-Based application form for this post. When you are ready to submit your application, please upload your completed application form and select Apply now.

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