Clergy length of Appointments

Criteria

This table endevours to show length of Clergy appointments.

  1. Not all appointments commenced & concluded at the start or end of a calendar year.
  2. Some appointments have one or both dates not defined so they are not included.
  3. The one year figure includes most student appointments.
  4. There are 8145 appointments with either a start, finish or both dates lacking,   meaning they are not included. Submissions encouraged.
  5. There are 918 appointments with no start or end dates.
  6. These figures are continuosly updated.

Length of Tenure Number of Clergy Percentage
Up to 1 year 1241 4.5%
Between 1 & 2 years 4657 16.8%
3 years 4514 16.3%
4 years 4300 15.5%
5 years 3388 12.2%
6 years 2324 8.4%
7 years 1469 5.3%
8 years 1176 4.2%
9 years 773 2.8%
10 years 624 2.2%
11 years 575 2.1%
12 years 377 1.4%
13 years 328 1.2%
14 years 281 1%
15 years 179 0.6%
16 years 167 0.6%
17 years 182 0.7%
18 years 141 0.5%
19 years 113 0.4%
20 years 82 0.3%
21 years 88 0.3%
22 years 80 0.3%
23 years 59 0.2%
24 years 66 0.2%
25 years 55 0.2%
26 years 56 0.2%
27 years 38 0.1%
28 years 44 0.2%
29 years 33 0.1%
30 years 24 0.1%
31 years 49 0.2%
32 years 34 0.1%
33 years 24 0.1%
34 years 15 0.1%
35 years 23 0.1%
36 years 24 0.1%
37 years 22 0.1%
38 years 20 0.1%
39 years 13 0%
40 years 18 0.1%
41 years 14 0.1%
42 years 5 0%
43 years 8 0%
44 years 3 0%
45 years 11 0%
46 years 9 0%
47 years 8 0%
48 years 5 0%
49 years 5 0%
50 years 2 0%


 

 

A selection of the longest serving clergy found to date.

Pastor C.F. Braun, 1890 - 1937 47 years, Trinity Lutheran Blyth S.A.
Pastor H.F.W. Roehrs, 1913 - 1961 48 years, Bethany Lutheran S.A.
Pastor G. Schenk, 1884 - 1932 48 years, Sydney Lutheran N.S.W.
Father M. Nelan, 1863 - 1913, 51 years, St Mary's Catholic Colac VIC
Pastor J W. Georg, 1905 - 1956,  51 years, Trinity Lutheran Rowland Flat SA
Rev W.H. Coombs, 1846 - 1896, 51 years, St Geoge's Anglican Gawler SA
Rev George Goodman, 1854 - 1906, 52 years, Christ Church Anglican Geelong VIC
Pastor R. M. Graebner, 1914 - 1966, 52 years, St Paul's Perth WA
Father Martin Keohan, 1823 - 1876, 54 years, St Paul's Catholic Oatlands TAS
Rev J. Yelverton Wilson 1842 - 1896, 54 years, St Stephen's Anglican Portland VIC
Pastor L Doehler, 1915 - 1970 - 57 years, St Paul's Lutheran Haighslea QLD
Rev Patrick Hayes,  1898 - 1954 57 years, Star of the Sea Catholic Burnie TAS
Father T. J. O'Connell, 1886 - 1945 59 years, Sacred Heart Catholic Tatura VIC