The Fresh Start program is offered by the College of Bishops to clergy and congregations in transition and is part of the wellness initiative of the diocese. Fresh Start is a facilitated resource for new incumbents and their parishes.
This document provides parochial statistics as well as the names of each congregation’s regular Synod representatives. It is completed annually by incumbents and sent directly to the Assistant Secretary of Synod.
Clergy may be eligible for a number of leaves of absence. This section contains information about the types of leaves, application process, and the impact on remuneration and synod status.
The Momentum program was created to provide professional development for the newly ordained in the context of a supportive peer environment. A two-year program in total, generally coincident with an assistant curacy, new clergy meet eight times a year, with alternating day-long and overnight retreats.
Clergy remuneration is determined by the Area Bishop in consultation with the parish churchwardens. This section provides information about the components of the remuneration package, policies pertaining to clergy remuneration, and the annual information memo.
This page contains the Pastoral Guidelines issued on Nov. 10, 2016 by Archbishop Johnson on same-sex marriages, as well as Pastoral Guidelines on the blessing of same-sex commitments.
The Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith policy has been in effect since 2003. Clergy and churchwardens are jointly responsible for ensuring that their parish is in compliance with the policy. This section contains resources and templates to assist with compliance and good volunteer management practices.
The Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy contains the procedures for complaints and the definitions of the policy. This section of the website includes who to contact and training resources.