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Clergy Resources

Clergy Resources

These resources will help clergy meet their legal, canonical and policy obligations.

Constitution and Canons

The Constitution sets out the structure and rules of synod, while the Canons are the law of the Diocese, governing its life and discipline.

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Liturgical Standards

Information about liturgy and worship, including baptism, marriage, Eucharist, healing and funerals, as well as episcopal matters and jurisdiction.

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Parish Leaders’ Manual

Familiarizes new churchwardens and lay leaders with their roles and responsibilities, and a reference source for experienced churchwardens and incumbents.

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Parish Finance Manual

Information for parishes about the management of their financial affairs.

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HR Manual

Information and policies for churchwardens as an employer, with two sections: one on clergy and one on parish employees.

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Incumbent's Return

Provides parochial statistics and the names of each congregation’s regular Synod representatives, completed annually by incumbents.

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Fresh Start

A facilitated resource for new incumbents, offered to clergy in transition.

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Momentum

A two-year program of professional development for the newly ordained in the context of a supportive peer environment.

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Leaves

Information about the types of leaves, application process and the impact on remuneration and Synod status.

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Remuneration

Information about the components of the remuneration package, policies about clergy remuneration and the annual information memo.

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Marriage

Pastoral guidelines on same-sex marriages and the blessing of same-sex commitments.

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Screening

Resources and templates to help with screening compliance and good volunteer management practices.

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Sexual Misconduct Policy

Procedures for complaints and the definitions of the policy, including who to contact and training resources.

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Grants & Funding

The different grants available to parishes and how to apply.

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Forms

A convenient collection of downloadable forms.

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Policies and Guidelines

A collection of the Diocese’s policies and guidelines.

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Human Resources for Clergy

Resources and policies about clergy as office holders, including professional development, remuneration and benefits, wellness and retirement.

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