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A new clergy post

Looking to move to a new post? This can be a confusing experience; there are a variety of ways in which this, for good reason, is quite unlike a normal process of job application and interview.


Our regular Moving On events give godly space to think about the tricky subject of moving jobs. CPAS patronage secretary John Fisher offers valuable insights and provides a biblical framework to the discernment process and how to make good choices. During these events, we also look at the practicalities of making good applications and handling interviews well.

We will also be piloting a New Chapters conference soon for clergy facing the transition of moving parishes. The four-day conference will equip leaders to enter their new roles refreshed and re-envisioned for the work God is calling them to.

We also run regular The Buck Stops Here conferences for new incumbents. See more about what we offer for new incumbents.

Upcoming events are listed below.

For details of our other training events, please visit the CPAS events page.

  • Event description


  • The Buck Stops Here (Malvern)

    31 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017

    FULLY BOOKED. Places still available on New Chapters. Leading in mission and ministry in your first incumbency. The cost of attending this conference includes fees and accommodation.

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    £ 320
  • New Chapters

    6 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017

    New Chapters - a conference for clergy moving to a new incumbency or area of ministry. You will be offered tools that will help you fire up a new phase of ministry in a fresh place that God is calling you into.

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    £ 225
  • Moving On (Coventry)

    23 Nov 2017

    Led by CPAS patronage secretary, John Fisher, this forum-style event will offer insight into the tricky subject of moving jobs.

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    £ 28


Applying for a clergy post aims to help you to be clear about what you are looking for, to prepare a good application, and to present yourself well at interview. Three downloadable papers, prepared by John Truscott, an experienced trainer and one of our Patronage trustees, cover:

If you're looking for help with applications for other Christian posts, see the companion articles A22 and A23 on John Truscott's website.

If you're a curate looking for your next post, we've also provided Moving on from Curacy, which covers the mysteries of the Anglican appointments system, clergy 'lists', parish profiles and interview questions.

If you'd like further help in looking for your next post or preparing an application, please contact us.


Applying for a clergy post


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