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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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Common Tenure FAQ's (DOCX-44.53KB)
Church of England

A word document containing over 40 questions and answers about Common Tenure.


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Example SOP for incumbent (DOCX-35.19KB)
Church of England

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


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Common Tenure on 2 sides of A4 (DOCX-24.66KB)
Church of England

This document focuses on a new form of tenure for clergy office holders called Common Tenure which 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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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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Criteria for a training parish (PDF-6.54KB)
Church of England

As far as the Church of England is concerned there has been unease in recent years that the 'training parish' is such by virtue of its size and need for an extra pair of clergy hands. By contrast, almost any parish might be deemed suitable to be a 'training parish' at a particular time if it met the following criteria....




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