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Supplementary material

Growing Through a Vacancy

This page contains a series of supplementary resources to use alongside the Growing Through a Vacancy handbook.

If you do not yet have a copy of the handbook, please view prices and bulk purchase discounts here. A Brief Guide is also available to purchase for PCC members.

PowerPoint: use it to inform the PCC and the wider congregation of the insights into how to have a good vacancy.

Suggested timetable: a positive and do-able timescale to work to.

Handover form: the departing incumbent completes this before they leave so you have all the information you need.

Suggested prayer: a prayer that can be used through a vacancy.

Pastoral care: notes on how to co-ordinate pastoral care during a vacancy.

'Wise and timely advice on a significant moment in the life of any church. Much challenge and food for thought.' The Ven Karen Gorham, Archdeacon of Buckingham


Growing Through a Vacancy resources

  • Introductory PowerPoint

    Introductory PowerPoint to Growing through a vacancy

  • Vacancy timetable

    A quick vacancy timetable - Growing through a vacancy

  • Handover form

    Handing over areas of ministry - Growing through a vacancy

  • A prayer

    A prayer to use during a vacancy - Growing through a vacancy

  • Pastoral care

    Pastoral care of the congregation in a vacancy - Growing through a vacancy

  • Questionnaire

    Growing through a vacancy questionnaire using during the pilot version


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