Procedures and Policies for Clergy

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION

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SECTION 1 – APPOINTMENT AND OFFICE

1.1 Clergy as office holders
1.2 Varieties of Tenure
1.3 Key Documents Regardless of form of tenure
1.4 Appointment (Equality Statement and Process)
1.5 Equality Statement
1.6 Equality Statement (clergy)
1.7 Appointment Process
1.8 Duration of Appointments (Termination and Extensions)
1.9 Review of the ‘fixed term’ Period
1.10 Your Statement of Particulars (SoP)
1.11 Documents linked with the SoP

SECTION 2 – FINANCIAL ENTITLEMENTS – (STIPEND, ALLOWANCES, GRANTS AND OTHER BENEFITS)

2.1 Stipend
2.2 Stipend Payment Method
2.3 Annual Return
2.4 Allowances
2.5 Grants
2.6 Other
2.7 Useful Information

SECTION 3 – PAROCHIAL AND OTHER FEES

3.1 Parochial Fees
3.2 Fees for occasional services (excluding marriages and funerals)

SECTION 4 – WORKING EXPENSES

4.1 Entitlement and Reimbursement
4.2 Useful Information

SECTION 5 – RETIREMENT; PENSION AND RETIREMENT HOUSING AND OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT

5.1 Retirement
5.2 Pension
5.3 Retirement Housing
5.4 Financial assistance for stipendiary clergy families following death in service
5.5 Retired clergy and clergy widows
5.6 Other Useful Resources

SECTION 6 – HOUSING

6.1 Duties of the relevant housing provider
6.2 Duties of the office holder
6.3 Duties expected of the PCC
6.4 Solving Disputes
6.5 Useful Information

SECTION 7 – PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

7.1 Background of MDR
7.2 Requirement to participate in MDR
7.3 MDR and Other Policies (Relationships)
7.4 MDR Framework
7.5 MDR Process
7.6 Background of CMD
7.7 Principles
7.8 Range of opportunities
7.9 Continuing ministerial development as part of the MDR scheme
7.10 Sabbaticals – Study Leave
7.11 Provisions for IME (Part 2)
7.12 Other useful information

SECTION 8 – CLERGY WELLBEING – (LEAVE AND TIME OFF ENTITLEMENTS)

8.1 Clergy Wellbeing – an Overview
8.2 Rest Period
8.3 Annual Leave
8.4 Bank Holidays
8.5 Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave and Time Off to Care for Dependants
8.6 Special Leave
8.7 Spiritual Leave
8.8 Time Off for Public Duties

SECTION 9 – CLERGY WELLBEING – (SICKNESS AND PASTORAL CARE AND SUPPORT FOR CLERGY)

9.1 Sickness and Critical Illness
9.2 Principles on managing sickness and critical illness
9.3 Pastoral Care and Support for Clergy
9.4 Reporting sickness
9.5 Pay entitlement when sick and procedure
9.6 Returning to duties
9.7 Supporting critical illness
9.8 Disability and Related Issues
9.9 Other Matters of Clergy Wellbeing – Health and Safety

SECTION 10 – WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

10.1 Introduction
10.2 Grievance Procedure
10.3 Disciplinary procedures
10.4 Bullying and Harassment
10.5 Capability Procedure
10.6 Relationship between MDR and capability procedure
10.7 Respondent in Employment Tribunal Proceedings

SECTION 11 – SAFEGUARDING ARRANGEMENTS

SECTION 12 – DATA PROTECTION

12.1 Legislation
12.2 Principles
12.3 Statement