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gs1784 (PDF-193.63KB)
General Synod,Church of England

Terms of Service Directions


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gs1784x (PDF-47.24KB)
General Synod,Church of England

Terms of Service Explanatory memorandum


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EOTOS 2009 - Common Tenure flowchart (DOC-67.5KB)
Church Commissioners

Following queries on the effect of Common Tenure provisions on pastoral reorganisation, guidance was provided to all Diocesan Secretaries, Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee Secretaries, Diocesan Registrars, Archdeacons by the Pastoral Division.


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Common Tenure on two sides of A4 (PDF-28.63KB)
Church of England

A new form of tenure for clergy office holders called Common Tenure is due to take effect from 31 January 2011. Clergy and other office holders will continue to be appointed as vicars, rectors, assistant curates, priests in charge and so on. Under these new arrangements, a post may only be limited to a fixed term in certain specified circumstances and the great majority of office holders may remain in a particular post until they resign or retire.


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Summary of the legislation (PDF-58.66KB)
Church of England

By 2011 many clergy in the Church of England will hold their Ecclesiastical Office under a new form of tenure. Common Tenure is part of a framework of terms of service that brings security, clarity and the opportunity for people to work together to encourage and support the clergy's ministry.


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Example SOP for incumbent (PDF-82.05KB)
Church of England

Example statement of particulars for a full time stipendiary incumbent who has opted onto Common Tenure.


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The 2008 Review of CMD (DOC-791KB)
Church of England

This report tells us the story of how we are equipping and supporting the church’s licensed ministers. It draws attention to: the changing demographics and patterns of ministry, the clergy terms of service legislation and It also provides a picture of how these challenges relate to the provision of Continuing Ministerial Development nationally.




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