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.
Complaints & Whistleblowing
The Diocese of Oxford has separate complaints procedures and whistleblowing policies for clergy and employees of Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance (ODBF) and employees of Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE), as well as a separate safeguarding complaints policy and procedure.
Resources to support clergy and their families through the cost-of-living crisis are available in the dedicated section of the website.
Director of HR & Safeguarding
01865 208 770
In this section...
Information on terms of service, including form of tenure, duration of appointments, statement of particulars and entitlements.
Details of the appointment process, including information about the Equality Act 2010, initial ministerial education and development.
Everything you need to know about wellbeing, clergy benefits, flourishing in ministry, managing sickness and critical illness.
Information on housing and everything you need to know about your retirement, including Permission to Officiate (PtO).
What to do when things go wrong or you have a complaint, and details of our suite of policies and procedures.
Changing personal details, standards of conduct and public statements, working with children and vulnerable adults and insurance.