The Diocese are now exploring with the Free Churches (Methodist, URC and Baptist) the possibility of merging the two posts, since I used to have a part time colleague, and there is currently no one in that post.
However although it now seems this is the only game in town no formal decision to create this post has been taken. The question remains purely financial, I would imagine. So four months on from the decision to seek alternative funding for my post we are no further forward. Indeed today I got my next pay slip leaving me with just three to go.
Once the decision has been taken to create the post there must be an ecumenical agreement, and then it must be advertised and interviewed. That could take a while.
As for me, I am now off work. I hope I will be well enough to start the new term in just over two and a half weeks.