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Future vacancies

Benefices where CPAS will be at least partly responsible for appointing incumbents over the next few months.

CPAS seeks to fill vacant parishes with a succession of incumbents who have a real heart for the gospel and are committed to moving churches from maintenance to mission – an aim which accords both with CPAS' mission statement and with the declared priorities of the Church of England.

The trustees of the three patronage trusts administered by CPAS have responsibility (in some cases this is shared with others) to appoint incumbents to these benefices over the next few months.

If you are particularly interested in any in the list below, please email patronage@cpas.org.uk or call 0300 123 0780 (ext. 4388) and we will be able to tell you where we have reached in the appointment process. We cannot, of course, guarantee that your enquiry will be taken any further by the trustees.

The advertised vacancies page has details to download about posts currently seeking applications.

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List of future vacancies

As well as the main list of forthcoming incumbencies below (arranged alphabetically, by Diocese), we will also be seeking to appoint some clergy as team vicars for individual churches which are part of team ministries under the leadership of a team rector in the following parishes:

This page was last updated on 17 January

There are 32 future vacancies:

  1. Bath & Wells

    Abbas & Templecombe, Henstridge and Horsington

  2. Chilcompton w Downside & Stratton on the Fosse

  3. Trull All Saints w Angersleigh St Michaels

  4. Blackburn

    Blackpool St Thomas

  5. Bristol

    Bristol St Matthew & St Nathaniel

  6. Canterbury

    Littlebourne w Ickham w Wickhambreaux & Stodmarsh

  7. High Downs Benefice (Eastling and Stalisfield with Otterden and Throwley)

  8. Chichester

    Worthing Holy Trinity with Christchurch

  9. Coventry

    Rugby St Matthew and St Oswald

  10. Derby

    Crich with South Wingfield

  11. Hereford

    Cusop w Blakemere, Bredwardine w Brobury, Clifford, Dorstone, Hardwicke, Moccas and Preston-on-Wye

  12. Leeds

    Walkingham Hill Benefice [Farnham w Scotton Staveley & Copgrove & Arkendale]

  13. Lichfield

    Aldridge (St Mary the Virgin) (St Thomas and St Mary Tynings Lane)

  14. Lincoln

    Legbourne & Wold Marsh

  15. Saltfleetby & Theddlethorpe

  16. Skellingthorpe with Doddington

  17. Fotherby Group [Covenham, Fotherby, Fulstow, Little Grimsby, Ludborough, North Ormsby, Utterby, Wyham]

  18. Liverpool

    East Widnes Team

  19. Haydock St Mark

  20. Eccleston Team

  21. Norwich

    Hilborough Group [Cockley Cley, Gooderstone, Cressingham Great, & Little, Threxton w Didlington, Hilborough, Bodney, Oxborough, Foulden

  22. The Tas Valley Team [Newton Flotman, Swainsthorpe, Tasburgh & Tharston, Nethergate, Saxlingham, Thorpe, Shotteshams]

  23. Oxford

    Aldermaston and Woolhampton

  24. Southwell & Nottingham

    Cranmer Group [Whatton w Aslockton, Hawksworth, Scarrington, Orston & Thoroton]

  25. St Albans

    Riseley w Bletsoe

  26. St Edmundsbury & Ipswich

    Bildeston w Wattisham, Lindsey, Whatfield w Semer, Nedging and Naughton

  27. Hepworth, Wattisfield, w Hinderclay & Thelnetham

  28. Truro

    Boyton, North Tamerton, Werrington w St Giles-in-the-Heath and Virginstow

  29. York

    York St Barnabas

  30. Alne [St Stephen Aldwark, St Mary Alne, St Michael Tollerton

  31. Willerby w Ganton & Folkton

  32. Carlton with Drax [St Mary w St Peter & St Paul, Drax Carlton w Drax

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