Clergy Appointments and Conduct and Clergy and Lay Employment

Vacancy procedures
A number of resources, including detailed Vacancy Procedures guidelines, are available to assist in a clergy vacancy and the appointment of new clergy.

Clergy Personnel Handbook
Currently being revised and will be added to website when available.

Professional Conduct of Clergy
General Synod 2005 adopted guidelines for the professional conduct of the clergy.

Standard Stipend
Information regarding standard stipend is generally circulated to Paying Officers, Vestry Treasurers and Stipendiary clergy annually in September.  Copies of recent memoranda are available.

Pensions – Automatic Enrolment
Guidance and information to assist in meeting the requirements of the Pensions Automatic Enrolment legislation as they relate to stipendiary clergy and church employees.

Clergy Holiday & Time Off guidelines
General Synod 2021 adopted guidelines on the recommended amount of time off for Clergy.

Appointment of Overseas Clergy and Religious Workers
Guidance is provided regarding the ‘points based’ immigration system applicable to the appointment of clergy or other religious workers from outwith the European Union.

Appointment of Workers:  undertaking necessary checks
Vestries may only employ people who have the right to work in the UK.  Guidance is available explaining how to comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Minimum Standards For Clergy Housing
Recommended guidelines adopted by the Provincial Administration Board for minimum standards for clergy housing.