The moment that a Rector or Vicar, in consultation with the Archbishop, announces their resignation or retirement, a period of transition begins in the parish. This transition period is a time of many different emotions, ideas, hopes, and concerns and practical things that need attention. These all naturally emerge as individuals and a community anticipate saying goodbye to their current priest, and as they anticipate going through the process of seeking a their next priest, deciding who they wish to recommend for the archbishop’s appointment and beginning a new phase of life together with their new incumbent.  The interim priest-in-charge will walk alongside the parish as it seeks clarity in its vision for the next chapter of ministry, discerns the skills and gifts needed in their next priest, strengthens Anglican identity, continues  to maintain high quality liturgy and creates space for the new incumbent.


Manual for Interim Ministers

Handbook for Parishes entering Interim Ministry