Parish row over vicar's living arrangements

A row has broken out between some of the Guernsey parishes over who should be paying for their vicar's housing.

The Chief constable of St Saviours has written to the three other parishes asking them to contribute towards his housing costs.

St Saviours, St Peters and St Torteval and Forest all share the same priest but Constable Adie Tempest says it's not fair they're the only ones footing the bill.

The other parishes have been able to rent out their vicarage to make extra money.

St Peters' Constable has replied to the letter refusing to pay, he says it's just luck that the vicar wanted to live in St Saviours. He also pointed out that the ratepayers in St Peters have paid to have their rectory renovated and have rented it out to recoup the cost.