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Locum Priests

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

Information as to how to apply for Permission to Officiate and join the Locum List can be obtained from the Locum Ministry Administrator.  Currently, applications can only be considered from clergy who are willing to offer three months or more per year, preferably over several years.

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 may be sent by email to the Locum Ministry Administrator:


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: 

Clergy are invited to send information regarding availability for locum cover to


  • Gibraltar (Port): locums are needed for the port chaplaincy with immediate effect


  • Ibiza: the chaplaincy is seeking a locum from 1st March - 7th April 2018 
  • Holy Trinity, Sliema is seeking locums on a House-for-Duty basis for March and April 2019

Please contact for more information concerning the above vacancies


Ongoing locum opportunities

  • Le Gard, France: the chaplaincy is seeking assistance from clergy with Permission to Officiate who may be holidaying in the area.  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:  House for duty.  Cover is for a month at a time. Vacancies are currently available for various dates in 2020 and 2021, 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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