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Locum Priests

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

Guidelines for Locum Priests

Locum Opportunities in the Diocese - General Information

Expressions of interest from priests who 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, this will only be undertaken by the diocese, if it is for a priest covering a vacancy, and the diocese is making the travel arrangements (booking the tickets). Otherwise 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: 

***Immediate needs***

  • Montreux the Chaplaincy needs a locum for 30th July and early August 2017
  • Tangier  the Chaplaincy is seeking locums with immediate effect 
  • Izmir:  the Chaplaincy is seeking locums with immediate effect
  • Kiev: the Chaplaincy is seeking locums with immediate effect

Please contact for more information.


August - October 2017

  • Malaga:  the Chaplaincy is seeking ideally a 2-3 month long locum starting in late August 2017
  • Marseille: Locum priests needed for September and October 2017
  • Pau: the Chaplaincy is seeking locums from mid-October - December 2017
  • Copenhagen: St Alban's is seeking locums from October 2017 onwards

December 2017 and into 2018

  • Versailles: St Mark's is seeking locums for December 2017 onwards 
  • Costa Brava: the chaplaincy is seeking locums from February 2018
  • Lausanne: the chaplaincy is seeking locums from January 2018

Please contact for more information concerning the above vacancies


Long term locum opportunities

  • St. Moritz: the Chaplaincy is seeking a seasonal chaplain from 24 December 2017 to 25 February 2018 (Inclusive). Please contact for more information
  • 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 August 2018 and 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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