Guidelines for Anglican and Lutheran Priests and Pastors Serving Appointments in Each Other’s Churches
Proposed revision (March 2003) for the National Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and for the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
When an appointment is contemplated the following process shall be followed with the Terms of Appointment defined:
Only clergy in good standing with their own church are eligible for appointments. Normally, such an appointment would not be offered as a first call/appointment.
When an appointment of priest or pastor to a congregation of the other church is contemplated, it must have the approval of both bishops concerned. The initiative may come from an ordained person, the local ministry setting, or the bishop.
- If priest or pastor wishes to be available for an appointment in the other church, that person should contact his/her own bishop who then consults with the counterpart bishop.