Comments: Clergy Terms of Service

Let no-one with (parson's) Freehold surrender it to the vagaries of your bishop and his successors.

Posted by laurence at Monday, 5 February 2007 at 6:00pm GMT

They don't laurence, but then it gets lost when changing the guard - and when lost it comes down instead to matters of employment legislation and employment rights, which is a different model and a different power relationship.

Posted by Pluralist at Monday, 5 February 2007 at 10:13pm GMT

As a pic waiting for pastoral reorganisation to go through later this year, I will be interested to see the diocesan take on the forthcoming legislation: will I be inducted as incumbent in the next twelve months, or will I continue on three-months-notice-to-quit licence at the bishop's pleasure (and bishops are seldom that pleased) for the three or four years which the legislation will take to clear?

All the powers that be are insisting that this will be better than freehold. If so, perhaps they should let people choose betwen the two models....

Posted by mynsterpreost (=David Rowett) at Tuesday, 6 February 2007 at 8:31am GMT
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