Clergy Terms of Service

Welcome to the Handbook for Ecclesiastical Office Holders. The Handbook is designed to be a source of information for all clergy and licensed lay workers in the Diocese of Manchester, containing useful information and links to information available elsewhere in the Diocese or from other organisations.

The information relates to how you are engaged by the diocese and supported in the fulfilment of your duties. It is similar to what in lay terms would be a Staff Handbook.

Download the Handbook for Ecclesiastical Office Holders (Jan 2015)

A guide has been produced to assist Office Holders and Churchwardens in developing Role Descriptions. Download here.

Dignity at Work

Dignity at work is important for all employees and Office Holders. It means we should work in an environment where we do not suffer from bullying or harassment. The following documents explain these terms and explain what options you have if faced with what you consider to be unreasonable behaviour from a colleague or third party.


Background Information

Policy for Dignity at Work (June 2012, updated September 2013)

Clergy Supporters Contact List (September 2014)