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Common tenure: Celestial clerical city is sought

THE SYNOD gave final approval to the Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure, which will introduce common tenure for the clergy.

As a preliminary, the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Stephen Venner, asked the Synod to take note of the steering committee’s report. It was the last stage of a six-year process that had begun when clergy sought greater security for those who did not have freehold, and ended with the concept of offering all the clergy a ...

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