Advice to PCCs and Parish Priests

Passing and Retaining Resolutions


Advice to PCCs and parish priests on passing Resolutions under the House of Bishops’ Declaration is available in Forward in Faith's Advice Booklet. A third edition was published online in September 2018.



Advice about particular situations can be obtained from Mrs Anne Gray:


Parish Vacancies

The Forward in Faith booklet Vacancies in Society Parishes: Advice from Forward in Faith contains advice for resolution parishes that are vacant and explains the process for appointing a new incumbent or priest in charge. It also draws attention to things that need to be done before a vacancy arises. The booklet is available here. Printed copies can be obtained from the Forward in Faith office.

Advice about particular situations can be obtained from the Mrs Anne Gray:


Holding office beyond the age of 70


A statement of the legal position with regard to

(a) clergy on common tenure, and

(b) clergy not on common tenure

is available here.