Clergy are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the work of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance and the Church of England.
Further information is contained in the guidelines for the professional conduct of the clergy which is available via the Church of England website.
Public Statements and the Media
Sometimes situations arise in a parish which cause media (newspaper/radio/television) reporters to seek information from the clergy. This media attention can come suddenly and unexpectedly, and reporters can often be persistent, even aggressive. Try to avoid unguarded remarks, and if necessary, say, “I’m afraid I can’t help you any further. You’ll have to speak to the diocesan director of communications,” giving his contact numbers.
Help is always available from the diocesan director of communications Steven Buckley (office: 01865 208 224; mobile: 07824 906 839).
The Church of England pensions board operates a superannuation scheme which provides a tax-free lump sum on death while still in service. Further information can be found in the Church of England’s pension scheme booklet or by contacting the Pensions Department, Church of England Pensions Board, 29 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3PS, telephone 0207 898 1800.
Life-only insurance policies (payable only on death and not as an investment) are a way of protecting against untimely death and the need to find housing. Life-only policies enable a large sum to be available on death for a very reasonable premium. Endowment policies combine life insurance with investment.
Before taking out any life policies, you are strongly recommended to take advice from a suitably qualified person or reputable insurance company. Make sure that you understand the product that is being offered to you and that it fulfils your own particular needs.
Insurance Advice and Premiums
Advice on insurance is available from any major insurance company, however, the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG), offers clergy a discounted rate from their usual premium rates and is a popular choice for clergy families. Full details are available from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Head Office, Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ (0345 777 3322) or their website.
|Common Tenure and Freehold||#common-tenure-and-freehold||Common Tenure and Freehold||1. Terms of Service|
|Statement of Particulars (SoP)||#statement-of-particulars||Statement of Particulars (SoP)||1. Terms of Service|
|Hours of Work and Time Off||#hours-of-work||Hours of Work and Time Off||1. Terms of Service|
|Fees and Tax||#fees-and-tax||Fees and Tax||1. Terms of Service|
|Grants and Expenses||#grants-and-expenses||Grants and Expenses||1. Terms of Service|
|Pensions||#pensions||Pensions||1. Terms of Service|
|Death in Service||#death-in-service||Death in Service||1. Terms of Service|
|Useful Information||#useful-information||Useful Information||1. Terms of Service|
|Appointment (Statement & Process)||#appointment||Appointment (Statement & Process)||2. Affirmation, Accountability & Development|
|Equality Statements||#equality-statements||Equality Statements||2. Affirmation, Accountability & Development|
|IME (Part 2) and Ministerial Development||#ime-and-development||IME (Part 2) and Ministerial Development||2. Affirmation, Accountability & Development|
|What is Wellbeing?||#wellbeing||What is Wellbeing?||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Flourishing in Ministry||#flourishing-in-ministry||Flourishing in Ministry||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Sickness and Critical Illness||#sickness||Sickness and Critical Illness||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Pastoral Care and Support||#pastoral-care||Pastoral Care and Support||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Disability and Related Issues||#disability||Disability and Related Issues||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Leave||#leave||Leave||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Family Guidance||#family-guidance||Family Guidance||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Health and Safety||#health-and-safety||Health and Safety||3. Clergy Wellbeing|
|Housing||#housing||Housing||4. Housing and Retirement|
|Retirement||#retirement||Retirement||4. Housing and Retirement|
|When Things Go Wrong||#when-things-go-wrong||When Things Go Wrong||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|I Have a Complaint About a Member of the Clergy – What Can I Do?||#complaints-against-clergy||I Have a Complaint About a Member of the Clergy – What Can I Do?||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Dignity and Respect in Ministry and at Work||#bullying-and-harassment||Dignity and Respect in Ministry and at Work||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Grievance Procedure||#grievance-procedure||Grievance Procedure||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Disciplinary Procedures||#disciplinary-procedure||Disciplinary Procedures||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Respondent in Employment Tribunal Proceedings||#tribunal-proceedings||Respondent in Employment Tribunal Proceedings||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy||#professional-conduct||Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Capability Procedure||#safeguarding||Capability Procedure||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Safeguarding Arrangements||#capability-procedure||Safeguarding Arrangements||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Useful Contacts||#contacts||Useful Contacts||5. Policies, Procedures, Professional Conduct and Safeguarding|
|Changes in Personal Details||#personal-details||Changes in Personal Details||6. General Information|
|Outside Professional Activities||#outside-activities||Outside Professional Activities||6. General Information|
|Standards of Conduct & Public Statements||#standards-of-conduct||Standards of Conduct & Public Statements||6. General Information|
|Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults||#children-and-vulnerable-adults||Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults||6. General Information|
|Insurance||#insurance||Insurance||6. General Information|