The court heard from Crown Advocate Sally Sharpe that at a parish assembly on 14 August no-one had come forward for nomination.
Mr Gray said he realised it was a serious matter and the parish had been looking for someone to fill the vacancy.
‘I think we have found a candidate who has yet to ask their employer to support the application,’ he said.
The Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, said he hoped the parish would be successful in recruiting a suitable candidate.
‘Centeniers are an essential part of the criminal justice system in the Island and we cannot allow parishes to fail to bring candidates forward for office,’ he said.