Approve or decline a request to edit
If you are the vicar who leads the church, and you have an AChurchNearYou account, and are an editor with administrator status for the church in question, then simply:
Log into your AChurchNearYou.com account
Click My Churches
Click on the name of the appropriate church
Click Manage Editors
Click the tick next to the request you wish to approve (or the X next to any requests you wish to decline) Click UPDATE
That editor request will now have been approved (or declined if you clicked the X)
Editor request approval emails
When someone requests to become an editor of a church an email is sent to the vicar who leads that church (based on the appropriate entry in Crockford's), whether or not that vicar has an AChurchNearYou account.
The email the vicar receives contains a link which the vicar can click to be taken to the Pending requests page of Manage Editors tab for their church. If the vicar doesn't have an AChurchNearYou account and/or aren't yet an approved administrator of the church they will need register and/or request to become the approved administrator for that church.
The editor approval request email is not required in order to approve an editor request. If you didn't receive the email, you can still approve/decline a request to edit. Simply follow the process in the section above called 'Approve or decline a request to edit'
Who can approve a request to edit
Only someone with administrator status for a church can approve or decline requests to edit for that church, and remove editors from that church.
Only the vicar who leads the church can be the administrator.
The vicar who leads the church will need an AChurchNearYou.com account and be an approved editor (with administrator status) in order to approve (or decline) editor requests. Click here to find out how to become an approved editor.
So long as the vicar fulfils the automatic approval criteria (listed in this article: https://achurchnearyou.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002398413#approval) they will be automatically approved and they will also be automatically be given administrator status.
What if the church is in vacancy, or approval by the vicar who leads the church isn't possible
In this article: https://achurchnearyou.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002398413#approval you'll find four scenarios into which the process for approval for a request to edit might fall. Find the scenario which best matches your situation to find out how the approval process will work.