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Common Tenure on two sides of A4 (PDF-28.63KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 01 Mar 2015

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.


The 2008 Review of CMD (DOC-791KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 18 Oct 2010

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.


Diocesan and dual role posts (DOC-45.5KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

This guidance relates to roles that encompass both parochial or cathedral ministry and diocesan responsibilities (e.g. parish priest/CME officer, residentiary canon/DDO), posts at diocesan level which are filled by members of the clergy and instances where two clerics (normally married to each other) share a stipend.


Guidance on writing role descriptions and person specifications (DOC-591KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

This advice has been issued by the Archbishops' Council for information and to assist the development of good practice. It does not constitute formal guidance or directions under the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) legislation.


Example SOP for incumbent (DOCX-35.19KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

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


Review of Clergy Terms of Service - part 1 (DOC-292.5KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

Previous papers relating to Common Tenure, including the reports of the Review of Clergy Terms of Service Group.


Review of Clergy Terms of Service part 2 (DOC-443KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

Previous papers relating to Common Tenure, including the reports of the Review of Clergy Terms of Service Group.


Review of Clergy Terms of Service - property issues (RTF-289.44KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

Previous papers relating to Common Tenure, including the reports of the Review of Clergy Terms of Service Group.


Theological principles (DOC-42.5KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

Some thoughts on theological principles relating to the Employment Relations Act.


Theological reflection (DOC-50.5KB)
Author: Church of England
Published: 15 Oct 2010

Theological presentation by the Bishop of Derby for Terms of Service Conferences on 4 April and 2 May 2008


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