Several people from the USA have asked me why I use the term "Minister" of myself in England.
The answer is that in the legal documents of the C of E the word "Minister" is a fixed and technical expression. Here is what is said in the "Churchwardens Measure of 2001," one of the latest official documents of the established C of E.
Minister refers to
(a) the incumbent of the parish
(b) a curate licensed to the charge of a parish or a minister acting as priest-in-charge while presentation to the living is suspended
(c) a team vicar in a team ministry....
(in all these instances the Minister has to be in presbyteral orders for deacons are not placed in charge of parishes or missions in the C of E. Minister of course is a long used expression in the reformed C of E -- see the BCP 1662 rubrics -- but these days it is useful in that it can refer to male and female persons who are presbyters/priests)
The Rev'd Dr. Peter Toon
Minister of Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, England & Vice-President and Emissary-at-Large of The Prayer Book Society of America