Support for Clergy


Continuing Ministerial Education and Development
Continuing Ministerial Education is delivered in a variety of ways in the Diocese of Worcester.
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Ministerial Development Review
Ministerial Development Review (MDR) is available to all beneficed and licensed clergy and stipendiary lay workers in the Diocese of Worcester who hold the Bishop's Licence.
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Parental leave
Clergy are entitled to claim statutory parental leave if they have a baby or adopt a child.
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Rest Periods, Annual Leave and Time Off
Details on time off for clergy.
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Clergy Holiday Fund
Clergy may be eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of a holiday.
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Help on moving into a new appointment
Details of first appointment grants and grants for removal costs and resettlement.
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Preventing Bullying and Harassment
As well as having wider application, this page constitutes the diocesan anti-bullying and harassment policy referred to in the Code of Practice for the “Grievance Procedure” issued by the Archbishops’ Council under the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009.
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Sickness and statutory sick pay
Details relating to sickness and statutory sick pay.
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Life assurance and death in service
The Diocese of Worcester Life Assurance Scheme 2013 provides life assurance for stipendiary clergy and stipendiary licensed lay office holders in the Diocese of Worcester.
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