Clergy Handbook

Advice and guidance for clergy on ministry and the support services available

This information is live and any significant changes will be communicated in the diocesan eNews.

If you are new to the diocese, you may want to read the Welcome Booklet.

If you have any questions on diocesan policies, practices and procedures, please raise them in the first instance with the area dean, associate/archdeacon.

We hope you will enjoy your ministry in the Diocese of Oxford. The staff, bishops and archdeacons are here to support you and are happy to answer any questions.

Poli Shajko

Director of HR & Safeguarding

Email

01865 208 770


 

In this section...

Terms of reference

Information on terms of service, including form of tenure, duration of appointments, statement of particulars and entitlements.

Affirmation, accountability & development

Details of the appointment process, including information about the Equality Act 2010, initial ministerial education and development.

Clergy wellbeing

Everything you need to know about wellbeing, clergy benefits, flourishing in ministry, managing sickness and critical illness.

Housing, retirement & permission to officiate

Information on housing and everything you need to know about your retirement, including Permission to Officiate (PtO).

Policies, procedures & safeguarding

What to do when things go wrong or you have a complaint, and details of our suite of policies and procedures.

General information

Changing personal details, standards of conduct and public statements, working with children and vulnerable adults and insurance.


Page last updated: 26th January 2022 4:25 PM