On this page you will find guidance and resources to help navigate through the vacancy process for parishes. The Vacancy Process at a Glance available to download gives an overview of the process and is helpful as a reference point. The specific process used during a vacancy may vary based on the Patron involved and your Archdeacon will advise further on the specifics of your vacancy. You will also find resources to assist you with the vacancy process.
Detailed ‘Guidance on Parochial Appointments’ has also been produced nationally by the Clergy Terms of Service Implementation Panel to assist and inform those involved in appointing clergy to parishes. The guidance and supporting resources and templates are available to download from the Church of England website.