My name is Rev’d Tracey James and I have just become the Rector for St John the Baptist Church, Needham Market. I moved to the town in August 2023 and am beginning to get to know the area. I worked as lay chaplain at the University of Suffolk and coordinated the Multi Faith chaplaincy team for five years prior to my ordination and have also been the school chaplain to St Joseph’s College in Ipswich. I went to Oxford for my ordination training then to Debenham for my Curacy (this is the final phase of training for clergy). During that time, I spent two days a week as chaplain to Debenham High School so I am very used to working in a school environment. I hope to bring my pastoral skills and RE knowledge to Bosmere and am looking forward to getting to know the school, staff and students.
Terms of office: /11/2023 – /11/2027