Vacancy Information

As most of you know, our lovely Rev Canon Steve Nuth retired at the end of May and we are now in what is called the Vacancy Process in order to find his successor.  There is a formal process to go through and this page is designed to keep you updated on progress and key milestones.  It is worth noting that these timescales are subject to change.


This is the initial kick-off meeting where the Bishop, Archdeacon, Patrons and congregations from the benefice get together. The Bishop and Archdeacon explain the process and there is an opportunity for Q&A.

When? June 2022

benefice profile

Deadline for submission of final PCC approved benefice profile (after approval by Patrons, Bishop and Archdeacon)

When? August 2022


The next stage in the process is to advertise the position. Please see below for the options we are considering and estimated timescales for decision making

Church Times August 2022
Pathways (Church of England online platform) August 2022


Closing date for applications is September 2022


Shortlisting meeting to take place with Archdeacon, Patrons, Rural Dean & Parish Reps

When? September 2022


Interviews to take place with those applicants shortlisted. Interviews will be conducted by Bishop, Archdeacon, Patrons, Parish Reps, Area/Rural Dean, Lay Chair

When? October 2022