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House-for-duty clergy: questions to answer

Part-time posts seem to make full-time demands. Parishes' expectations should be more realistic, argues Ron Wood

MORE and more advertisements in this newspaper are for house-for-duty positions - not just for assistant members of the clergy like me, but for Priests-in-Charge of whole benefices. The adverts all seem to read the same, whether they are for full-time stipendiary clergy, full-time non-stipendiary clergy, or part-time house-for-duty priests. All ask for commitment, vision, enthusiasm, and the willingness to engage in every aspect of the life of the parish.

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