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 8055 appointments with either a start, finish or both dates lacking,   meaning they are not included. Submissions encouraged.
  5. There are 924 appointments with no start or end dates.
  6. These figures are continuosly updated.

Length of Tenure Number of Clergy Percentage
Up to 1 year 1142 4.4%
Between 1 & 2 years 4520 17.4%
3 years 4375 16.8%
4 years 4111 15.8%
5 years 3155 12.1%
6 years 2125 8.2%
7 years 1291 5%
8 years 1046 4%
9 years 708 2.7%
10 years 571 2.2%
11 years 515 2%
12 years 329 1.3%
13 years 297 1.1%
14 years 255 1%
15 years 164 0.6%
16 years 152 0.6%
17 years 165 0.6%
18 years 131 0.5%
19 years 105 0.4%
20 years 77 0.3%
21 years 81 0.3%
22 years 70 0.3%
23 years 53 0.2%
24 years 61 0.2%
25 years 53 0.2%
26 years 49 0.2%
27 years 37 0.1%
28 years 34 0.1%
29 years 30 0.1%
30 years 24 0.1%
31 years 43 0.2%
32 years 33 0.1%
33 years 17 0.1%
34 years 14 0.1%
35 years 18 0.1%
36 years 23 0.1%
37 years 22 0.1%
38 years 17 0.1%
39 years 11 0%
40 years 18 0.1%
41 years 13 0%
42 years 6 0%
43 years 8 0%
44 years 3 0%
45 years 8 0%
46 years 8 0%
47 years 6 0%
48 years 4 0%
49 years 3 0%
50 years 2 0%


 

 

A selection of some of the longest serving clergy found to date.

Pastor C.F. Braun, 1890 - 1937 47 years, Trinity Lutheran Blyth S.A.
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
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