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The Church Times Guide to Happy Recruitment

The essential guide for PCCs and parishes

As many parishes discover, there are several factors at play when it comes to recruiting a new priest. This guide covers the basics, from preparing for the interregnum right through to making an appointment.

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> Seeing the bigger picture and finding out whether you will secure another priest
> First steps when your incumbent announces a move
> Explaining the interregnum
> Ensuring continuity (the bits you want)
> Working with the patron(s)
> The place of prayer
> How to involve the congregation
> What to include in your parish profile
> Identifying the person you want
> How to advertise the vacancy (and get a decent response)
> What to do if you get only one applicant (or none)
> Keeping the process fair, legal, and informative

With thanks to the Church Times team, Su Blanch of 3D coaching, and Dave Walker.  


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Surviving a parish interregnum

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Managing reordering work during an interregnum

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