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 8257 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 1290 4.5%
Between 1 & 2 years 4757 16.7%
3 years 4624 16.2%
4 years 4421 15.5%
5 years 3491 12.2%
6 years 2397 8.4%
7 years 1534 5.4%
8 years 1215 4.3%
9 years 792 2.8%
10 years 640 2.2%
11 years 588 2.1%
12 years 387 1.4%
13 years 340 1.2%
14 years 289 1%
15 years 182 0.6%
16 years 170 0.6%
17 years 188 0.7%
18 years 148 0.5%
19 years 117 0.4%
20 years 84 0.3%
21 years 91 0.3%
22 years 81 0.3%
23 years 60 0.2%
24 years 68 0.2%
25 years 55 0.2%
26 years 57 0.2%
27 years 39 0.1%
28 years 45 0.2%
29 years 33 0.1%
30 years 25 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 15 0.1%
42 years 5 0%
43 years 9 0%
44 years 3 0%
45 years 11 0%
46 years 9 0%
47 years 9 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