Common Tenure

Over many years, the terms of service of clergy have been discussed in the light both of what some have regarded as the anomalous freehold that has attached to clerical appointments and of current general employment laws (which by and large have not applied to the clergy.   The result is enshrined in the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) measure 2009 and will be known as “common tenure”.   Regulations under this measure are currently being drafted.

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