Making Mission Possible

CPAS enables churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus


CPAS has responsibility for nominating to over 500 benefices in the Church of England.

Working collaboratively with the church, the diocese and, where relevant, with other patrons, we seek to fill vacant parishes with incumbents who have a heart for the gospel, are committed to seeing people won for Christ and built up in the faith.


A map of all 529 benefices where CPAS patronage has responsibility (sole or shared) for appointing incumbents.

Advertised vacancies

A list of vacancies currently advertised and seeking applications.

Future vacancies

Parishes where we are aware of an up-coming vacancy, listed by diocese.

EPCC clergy register

Helping evangelical clergy looking for a move, this register is shared with other evangelical patronage trusts and seen by a significant number of bishops and archdeacons.

Applying for a clergy post and Moving on: from curacy to next post

The first of these, a series of three downloadable papers, provides help with considering, applying for and being interviewed for parish posts. Moving on from Curacy is especially designed for curates, and aims to demystify the appointments process, clergy 'lists', parish profiles and interview questions.

Other vacancies

Advertisements for clergy and lay vacancies where CPAS does not hold the sole or joint patronage, and lay vacancies at CPAS patronage churches.


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