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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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Pastoral Desktop Manual (DOCX-2.08MB)
Church Commissioners

This manual has been designed as a tool for diocesan officers as part of the Commissioners’ remit to offer advice to dioceses on Pastoral Measure matters and to ensure as far as possible consistency in practice between dioceses. The staff of the Commissioners’ Pastoral Division are always available to provide additional advice and to discuss particular problems.


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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 came into effect on 31 January 2011. Clergy and other office holders 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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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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