Since 2011 the majority of clergy in the Church of England
hold their Ecclesiastical Office under common tenure. This 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.
Please note that this section contains documents in
both Word and PDF format. To download Acrobat Reader please refer
to the links section on the right.
(Terms of Service) Measure 2009
Comparison of freehold with Common Tenure
Summary of the legislation
Composite of the Regulations
Terms of Service Directions
For links to the Statutory Instruments go to http://www.legislation.gov.uk/
and enter the year and SI number in the appropriate search
Chaplains and Common Tenure
Parental Pay and Leave Advice
The Archbishops' Council has issued new Advice. Please
refer to the December 2015 document in the Resources section.
Development Review guidance - January 2010
Capability Procedure - code of practice
Capability Procedure Guidance
The Supporting Guidance to the Capability procedure has been
updated. Please refer to the December 2015 Guidance in the
Procedure - code of practice
Procedure - supporting advice
Clergy Discipline Measure
Common Tenure FAQs
These have been updated. Please refer to the December 2015 FAQs
in the Resources section.
We would welcome your feedback on anything to do with the Common
Tenure pages. Please email email@example.com
with your comments.
Your Church Wedding
Whether you're just dreaming of a church wedding, or well into the planning already, your church wants to help and support you.
Shrinking the footprint
The Church of England's environmental campaign aimed at resourcing the reduction of the church's carbon footprint.
A comprehensive resource for anyone involved in the running of a church, with a wide range of practical advice and tips.
Encouraging gifted and committed young men and women, from all backgrounds, to consider whether God is calling them into ordained ministry.
The Church and Community Fund
Encouraging churches to engage with their local communities by funding effective and innovative outreach.
Going for Growth
A spiritual challenge for every child and young person to have a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith.
WorshipWorkshop offers Church schools a way of creating engaging collective worship.
Crockford's Clerical Directory
Crockford's Clerical Directory, contains biographies of over 27,000 Anglican clergy, details of English, Welsh and Irish benefices and churches and more
Church of England in WW1
Resources, stories and events to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War
Church House Publishing
The Archbishops' Council publishes a range of liturgy, reference and other resources under the CHP imprint.
We support you in your stewardship, providing online guidance & resources on; finance, gift aid, preaching, fundraising & administration.
High quality media, presentation and social media training for the CofE and related charities. Find out more about our current courses.
Lambeth Palace Library
The historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury.
Offering national contracts and buying tips to help the Church buy and save together.
Resourcing Christian Community Action
Information on best practice in providing Christian care in local communities
Church Growth Research and Development
Church of England's work on church growth research and development that aims to help the Church allocate its resources effectively to facilitate its mission and growth
Presence and Engagement
The Church of England’s national programme equipping Christians for mission and ministry in the wonderful diversity of our multi faith society
To Your Credit
Information and resources to help churches and individuals act for a fairer financial system, including support for credit unions.