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*** Our new major report on the analysis of the numbers, location and involvement of Retired Clergy in the Church of England can be found here

Tim Hurren’s report on ‘Nurturing the Vocation of Retired Clergy’ can be read here

The Archbishops’ Council Report on Ministry After Retirement can be found here

The Guidance Document on the Ministry After Retirement report can be found here

The Archbishops’ Council report for Bishops and Archdeacons on Preparing Clergy for Retirement can be found here

Our Guide on Preparing for Retirement can be found here

The Policy on Granting Permission to Officiate approved by the House of Bishops Delegation Committee July 2018 have been issued by the Archbishops’ Council. Click here to download a pdf version.

The Clergy Support Trust’s Impact Report 2019 can be found here

To explore some Frequently Asked Questions on the new Church of England’s Virtual Leadership Learning Pathway  to replace the C2 safeguarding course, issued August 2020 click here

The Archbishops Council June 2014 paper on Supporting the Ministry of retired Clergy can be found here

The Church of England Pensions Board provides 7 supported housing schemes which are available to retired beneficiaries. Further information can be found here.

A paper discussing the differences between being licensed and operating on permission to officiate is here.

Advice regarding fees and the taking of funerals by retired clergy is in the Spring 2015 Newsletter and the Legal Opinion is here.

The Current Professional Guidelines for Clergy are here.

Regarding Weddings a Second Supplement to the Faculty Office publication ‘Anglican Marriage in England and Wales: A Guide to the Law for Clergy’ has been produced and can be accessed here.  This Supplement is intended to be read alongside the 3rd edition of the Faculty Office marriage guide booklet and the July 2013 First Supplement (which can be downloaded here). It provides an important update to those areas where there have been changes in the law since July 2013, especially on the topic of marriages of non-european nationals in the Church of England.

The Church of England Pensions Board’s Annual Review for 2019 can be found here

The Church of England Pensions Board’s Spring Update for 2021 can be found here

This link leads to a list of national charities which may be able to offer help to retired clergy in need. In addition your local Clergy Retirement Officer may have information about charities that operate only in your area. You will need a pdf reader to read these downloaded files. If you do not already have one on your computer you can download Adobe Reader from here or Foxit Reader from here.


The Diocese of Europe has vacancies some of which may be suitable for retired clergy to fill. For details of what may be available contact : Mrs Bronwen Panter, P.A. to the Diocesan Secretary: Diocese in Europe, 14 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QZ.                   +44 (0)207898 1155