Support for Clergy

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.


Continuing Ministerial Education and Development

Continuing Ministerial Education is delivered in a variety of ways in the Diocese of Worcester.


Flourishing in Ministry

Ideas, advice and support for lay and ordained ministers can be found in our Flourishing in Ministry booklet. 


Parental leave

Clergy are entitled to claim statutory parental leave if they have a baby or adopt a child.


Clergy Holiday Fund

Clergy may be eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of a holiday.


Rest Periods, Annual Leave and Time Off

Details on time off for clergy.


Help on moving into a new appointment

Details of first appointment grants and grants for removal costs and resettlement.


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.


Sickness and statutory sick pay

Details relating to sickness and statutory sick pay.


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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