The Visiting Minister

How to Welcome Visiting Clergy to your Church


Paul Monk

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0315-7

LENGTH: 32 pages

Vestry Guide 001


This short guide is an essential text to have in your Vestry: a clear and precise list of what you need to do or prepare to make sure visiting clergy have everything they need to lead a service in your church at short notice.

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There are many reasons why a church may have a visitor coming to celebrate their services for them, and the incumbent is not always available to help if the occasion is unexpected. Anything from illness of the incumbent to simply awaiting the appointment of a new priest can mean that the priest who celebrates the service might be a visitor who does not know the church and will need introducing to its in-house styles and customs. The group inviting visitors will therefore need to liaise with the visiting priest and prepare the church ready for worship.

This short guide, the first in the ‘Vestry Guides’ series, is written by Paul Monk to help this group in these tasks of preparation. Its simple checklists and images comprise a simple guide, explaining, with examples, what needs to be done to support the visitor and help the service to run smoothly.

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32 pages

Book Size

140 x 210 mm


Paul Monk


How to Welcome Visiting Clergy to your Church


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Author Bio

Paul Monk was a research chemist in the academic sector until entering the priesthood later in life. He was ordained deacon in 2007 and priest in 2008. All his ordained ministry has been spent in Oldham, Greater Manchester, most recently as Vicar of Clarksfield and Waterhead parishes.

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