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Clergy: Vacancies

Question for Church Commissioners

UIN 82159, tabled on 8 November 2022

To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how many vacancies there are for clergy posts in England; and what proportion of those vacancies are in rural areas.

Answered on

21 November 2022

The National Church Institutions do not hold sufficient information about the number or proportion of vacancies in rural and urban parishes to be able to respond. The deployment of clergy to benefices and other ministry roles within a diocese is the responsibility of the diocesan bishop.

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Church Commissioners