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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 3 November

There are 34 future vacancies:

  1. Bath & Wells

    Chilcompton w Downside & Stratton on the Fosse

  2. Trull All Saints w Angersleigh St Michaels

  3. Bristol

    Malmesbury and Upper Avon

  4. Canterbury

    Littlebourne w Ickham w Wickhambreaux & Stodmarsh

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

  6. Chichester

    Worthing Holy Trinity with Christchurch

  7. Coventry

    Rugby St Matthew and St Oswald

  8. Derby

    Crich with South Wingfield

  9. Gloucester

    Cheltenham St Mark

  10. Hereford

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

  11. Leeds

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

  12. Lichfield

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

  13. Lincoln

    Legbourne & Wold Marsh

  14. Saltfleetby & Theddlethorpe

  15. Skellingthorpe with Doddington

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

  17. Liverpool

    East Widnes Team

  18. Haydock St Mark

  19. Eccleston Team

  20. London

    Enfield, Christ Church, Trent Park [Cockfosters]

  21. Norwich

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

  22. Upper Tas Valley

  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. Elmsett w Aldham, Hintlesham, Chattisham & Kersey

  29. Upper Alde Benefice [Badingham with Bruisyard, Cransford and Dennington with Rendham and Sweffling

  30. Truro

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

  31. York

    York St Barnabas

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

  33. Willerby w Ganton & Folkton

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

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