The Forward in Faith booklet Vacancies in Society Parishes: Advice from Forward in Faith (2018) explains the process for appointing a new incumbent or priest in charge, offers advice to parishes that are vacant, and draws attention to things that need to be done before a vacancy arises. Some of the information and advice is specific to parishes in which a resolution under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops is in force, but much of it is equally relevant to all parishes.
The booklet is available on the Forward in Faith website at https://www.forwardinfaith.com/Advice.php.
This page also offers
- legal advice regarding clergy holding office beyond the age of 70, and
- advice concerning resolutions under the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests.