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Clergy Vacancies

Vacancies in the Diocese as at 1st February 2016

The following parishes are looking for a new incumbent. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Application forms and parish profiles are available (unless otherwise stated) from the Archdeacons’ PA, Mrs Frances-Anne Cross, at archdeaconspa@cofeguildford.org.uk (01483 790352)

THE FOLLOWING PARISHES AND BENEFICES ARE OR WILL BECOME VACANT AND THE PARISH PROFILES AND STATEMENTS OF NEED ARE AVAILABLE (EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MEANTIME SHOULD BE MADE TO THE ARCHDEACONS' PA):

  • Pioneer Church Planter and Leader, Wellesley housing development in Aldershot (to be re-advertised on 8th & 15th January, with a closing date of 18th February and interviews on 8th/9th March)
  • Churt (Resident Minister 0.5)
    Closing date for applications 10th February and interviews on 1st March
    Parish Profile
  • Knaphill with Brookwood
    The post is being advertised on 5th February, with a closing date of 9th March. Familiarisation days will be 8th or 9th April, with interviews on 11th April.  For a parish profile and further details contact Kathy Burch, CPAS Patronage (patronage@cpas.org.uk) or 0300 123 0780 ext 4388
  • West Ewell
    The post will be advertised on 12th & 19th February, with a closing date of 17th March and interviews on 5th & 6th April
    Parish Profile
  • Farnham
    The post will be advertised on 19th & 26th February, with a closing date of 10th March and interviews on 13th & 14th April


THE FOLLOWING POSTS AND BENEFICES ARE OR WILL BECOME VACANT AND THE PARISH PROFILES AND STATEMENTS OF NEED WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DUE COURSE; (EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MEANTIME SHOULD BE MADE TO THE ARCHDEACONS' PA):

  • Worplesdon
  • Aldershot St Michael
  • Woking St Paul
  • Oxshott
  • Oatlands


THE FOLLOWING POSTS AND BENEFICES ARE OR WILL BECOME VACANT AND ARE CURRENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION ABOUT POSSIBLE PASTORAL RE-ORGANISATION. THE PARISH PROFILES AND STATEMENTS OF NEED WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DUE COURSE:

  • East Molesey
  • Hinchley Wood

THE FOLLOWING PARISHES AND BENEFICES ARE STILL VACANT BUT AN APPOINTMENT HAS BEEN MADE:

  • Alfold & Loxwood 
  • Effingham and Little Bookham
  • ​Fleet (Associate Minister)
  • West Horsley
  • Walton-on-Thames
  • Rowledge


THE FOLLOWING POSTS WERE NOT FILLED AFTER A FIRST ROUND OF INTERVIEWS AND WILL BE RE-ADVERTISED IN THE NEW YEAR:

  • Guildford St Saviour's (Associate Rector)

N.B - The diocese will not shortlist any curate in a title post for any post of responsibility for which the closing date for applications is before 30th June in their third year since ordination. This is to ensure that such curates have done three full years in ministry before being considered for a new post, and to ensure absolute parity for all curates, whichever diocese they come from.

House for Duty Priests

'House for Duty' is an arrangement whereby a priest can live in a Parsonage House in exchange for carrying out certain duties in a parish, but without receiving a stipend.

This may suit a minister on a pension (church or otherwise), or a self-supporting minister who receives an income in some other way, which allows time for ministry.

It is vital that anyone exploring this opportunity should be able to assure themselves and the Archdeacon that they have sufficient income to afford to live under these circumstances.