Definition of priest-in-charge in English:

priest-in-charge

noun

  • (in the Anglican Church) an ordained minister who has charge of a parish but has not been formally appointed as its incumbent.

    • ‘Father David Hope, who recently returned to parish life as priest-in-charge of St Margaret's Church on Queen's Road, Ilkley, met the Pope as Archbishop of York.’
    • ‘The Rev Peter Mott, priest-in-charge at the church, said he had been waiting for the council to carry out repair work.’
    • ‘The Rev Peter Mott, priest-in-charge at the Shared Church, says the aim is to raise £4,000 over the next six months.’
    • ‘However, he continued his ministry with six years as a priest-in-charge of two small rural parishes in Northamptonshire, serving also as an honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of Peterborough.’
    • ‘The Reverend Derek Jackson has been appointed as priest-in-charge of All Saints church, Bingley.’