CofE clergy over 70 – changes to terms of service

New legislation governing septuagenarian priests

The Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 came into effect on 1 July 2017 changing certain aspects of the provisions governing how clergy over 70 hold office. Patrick Shorrock, HR Adviser at the Archbishops’ Council, summarized these in the National Archdeacons’ Forum: Archdeacons’ News, Bulletin no. 26 July 2017, and has kindly permitted us to post the following revised version. Continue reading