Church secretary resignation letters (5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “church secretary resignation letters.”

Writing a “church secretary resignation letter.”

When writing a “church secretary resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Dear Pastor david:

Please accept this letter of resignation from the position of secretary, effective two weeks from today. My last day at [Church Name] will be [date].


I have accepted a position with another church that will further my growth and development in my career. I have enjoyed working at [church name] and will miss the church members. However, this new position will challenge my growth and further my career.

During the next two weeks, I am willing to help you in any way to make the transition as smooth as possible. This includes assisting in recruiting and training my replacement. Please let me know if there is anything specific that you would like me to do.

Again, it has been a pleasure working as a part of your church.

Best regards,

Your signature

Your typed name”

Sample 2:

“Dear pastor Jacob:

This letter is to notify you that I am resigning from [Church Name] as a secretary. [Date] will be my last day of employment.

This wasn’t an easy decision, because I am grateful for the rewarding employment I’ve had with [church name].  But after long hours of consideration, my decision is now final and I have accepted a position with another company.

Please contact me if I can make the transition process proceed more smoothly.

Yours respectfully,

Your signature

Your typed name”

Sample 3:

“Dear Father Reynolds

It is with a bittersweet feeling that I write this letter to officially inform you that I will be resigning from my position as secreatry with St. Michael’s Catholic Church effective two weeks from today October 3, 2014. While I have enjoyed every moment I have had in service to this congregation bringing music and the gospel to our members

As you know I must attend to personal family matters at this time. My mother is ill and requires round-the-clock care. Thus she will be moving into my family’s home and I will care for her as long as I am able. You have been a tremendous support to me during this stressful time and I appreciate the times you have prayed with me over the right decision to make. Your encouragement has meant the world to me.

My time here at St. Michael’s has been full of love, learning and growth. I will miss leading the music ministry but my family and I will continue to attend Sunday services as often as we can.

I will look forward to remaining an active member of our beloved congregation. Thank you again for all of your love and support during this time. Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can be of assistance in church or music ministry matters in the future.

Peace Be With You

Diane Ford

Music Minister”

Sample 4:

“Dear Father Mavis:

I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign from Goldco Church. effective March 1. I have greatly enjoyed working for you for the past five years. I feel that I have learned a lot, and grown professionally during my time in your employ. I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with such a great group of people.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the projects I have been working on. In the coming weeks before March 1, I am happy to help in any way with the transition process.

Thank you for your understanding of my decision to leave the company and all your support over the years. I wish you all the best for your continued success.


Handwritten Signature (hard copy letter)

Joe Smythe”

Sample 5:

“Dear Pastor Miller,

I am writing this letter to inform you of my intentions to resign from my position as secretary at Grace of God Church. As you may be aware, my health is on the decline and a few of my family members have recently moved back into town. To best care for myself and my family, I believe it would be in the best interest of all parties for me to resign from my position and hand it over to a new director. My last day will be May 15, 2014, so please consider this as my two weeks notice of resignation.

I truly regret any inconvenience that may be caused to Grace of God Church by my resignation. I would be happy to put forth all effort in selecting a replacement or transferring responsibilities over to another member and in fact, have a few qualified replacements in mind. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please contact me via phone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as choir director and have been blessed by the support of all the members. I am sorry to leave the position behind but look forward to having more time to put into my higher priorities. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Caleb Meyer

Caleb K. Meyer

Choir Director

The grace of God Church”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you write a church resignation letter?

“I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position as [position title] with [church name], effective [date]. I have given much thought and consideration to my decision. While I have enjoyed my time at [church name], I believe this is the right step for me given [reason for leaving].”

How do you write a letter to leave a church?

“Dear Covenant Church, I respectfully write this letter to inform you of my family’s church membership withdrawal. Over the years, my family has gained a lot from our time with this church. We have grown closer to God and built our faith with people we now call friends.”

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