Being in Vacancy

This page is under review so please look out for updates.

In the meantime, please contact your Deanery and Parish Development Adviser or Archdeacon's Office for advice

Vacancies are inevitably a time of change and transition and involve significant amounts of work, prayer and thinking in order to discern the next steps.  This can be an opportunity as well as a challenge. 

Work done in a vacancy will help provide a foundation for your future work and ministry.

Who to contact

Your archdeacon will advise on the specifics of your vacancy and there will be support from the Area and Lay Dean, as well as the Deanery and Parish Development Advisers.

Bath Archdeaconry

Archdeacon of Bath - Adrian Youings 

Deanery and Parish Development Adviser - Claire Horton 

Taunton Archdeaconry

Archdeacon of Taunton - Simon Hill

Deanery and Parish Development Adviser  -  Rob Walrond

Wells Archdeaconry

Acting Archdeacon of Wells - Charlie Peer

Deanery and Parish Development Adviser - Caroline Bruce

Resources to help you through the parish vacancy process

Guidance on writing role descriptions

Template role descriptions

Interview guidance

Exit Interview template

Sample profile - Twerton

Sample profile - Wivey and the Hills

Vacancy Claim Form (for service fee and travel during a vacancy)

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