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Locum Priests

This section is only for priests who are on the Diocesan Locum List.

The locum list is temporarily closed, ie new Permissions to Officiate are not currently being issued.  Notice of the list re-opening will be posted here.

Guidelines for Locum Priests

Expressions of interest from priests who have Permission to Officiate and are on the Diocesan Locum List for any of the locum duties listed below to be sent by email to:


Guidance for Locum Priests - Health Insurance

An insurance policy against sickness or accident must be taken out to cover a locum priest's period of duty; it is the responsibility of the locum priest to arrange adequate insurance cover. Particular care should be taken regarding any insurance restrictions on the length of stay. Please read the small print on any policy you take out.

In additional to travel insurance, UK residents are also strongly advised to obtain, and take with them a European Health Insurance card. Please refer to the UK Government's advice available on


Requests for cover: 


  • ***URGENT*** Bucharest: the chaplaincy needs locum cover immediately, ongoing
  • Le Gard, France: the chaplaincy is seeking a house-for duty locum who is willing to bring/hire a car February 2018 onwards
  • Gibraltar (Port) : a locum is sought for the port chaplaincy for February and March 2018
  • Ankara: the chaplaincy is seeking locums from June 2018
  • Marseille: the chaplaincy is seeking a locum for May - July 2018

Please contact for more information concerning the above vacancies


Ongoing locum opportunities

  • Biarritz - the Chaplaincy is seeking locums willing to travel there for occasional weekends and take the Sunday service.  Please contact for more information
  • Taormina, Sicily:  Cover is for a month at a time. Vacancies are currently available for various dates in 2019, but vacancies sometimes occur due to cancellations. Please get in touch with if you are interested and may be able to help. General information about Taormina Locum may be found here
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