THE VACANCY

4 January 2018

The period during which there is no rector for the benefice is called a vacancy.  During this time a search and selection procedure takes place; the length of this period is enormously variable but a national average is about 6-9 months.  During this time initial enquiries can be directed through the churchwardens (see the Contacts link, above) or our Lay Minister David Crombie.  Bear in mind, however, that David is retired and currently has significant demands on his time in other areas, so do not expect him to be an unpaid benefice administrator!

A vacancy can be quite an exciting time for a worshipping community, when Anglican Christians can know the reality of St Peter's notion of the "priesthood of all believers" and look to a future which progresses the mission of the Church in this place.  Do feel that we can all be part of this.