Retired clergy

Our orders are for life but how we fulfil our promises changes throughout our lives.

One of the biggest changes is the transition which comes in retirement. As a diocese, we thank God for the faithful and gifted service of all of our retired clergy, however it is offered. 

Below you'll find links to everything you need to know. If you think we've missed anything, let us know.


Archdeaconry retirement clergy representatives


Headshot of The Revd Pam McKellenChris Leslie


01189 888642




Headshot of the Revd Sue MortonThe Revd Sue Morton


01491 639 286 




Headshot of The Revd John SmithThe Revd John Smith


01295 721 709 




The Revd Canon David KnightThis post is currently vacant





Guidelines for the ministry of retired clergy

Guidance from the Bishop of Oxford.


Clergy Handbook information on pensions, removals, housing and more.

Permission to officiate

Clergy Handbook guidance on applying for and renewing your PtO.

Parochial fees

Returns forms and guidance on the apportionment of the DBF fee to retired clergy with PtO.

The Retired Clergy Association

You may find more information on the Retired Clergy Association site.

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