Retired Clergy

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National Church

Retired Clergy Association of the Church of England

Hereford Diocese

Permission to Officiate

Application forms and information about PTO are available from the Bishop’s Office. Please contact Ros Kirkwood, PA to the Bishop of Hereford.

Frequently Asked Questions - Retired Clergy without PTO

Hereford and Ludlow Archdeaconries

The Bishop has appointed officers in each archdeaconry to offer support for retired clergy and clergy widows and widowers.

Retired Clergy Officers

Hereford Archdeaconry
The Revd Prebendary Andrew Talbot-Ponsonby


Ludlow Archdeaconry
The Revd Richard Hill

Clergy Widow/Widowers Officers

Hereford Archdeaconry
The Revd Michael Cluett


Ludlow Archdeaconry

The diocese provides support and assistance to clergy and their dependents through our HDCC Hereford Diocese Clergy Charity fund.  Full details about how to access this service are available in our leaflet. Applications for assistance are made through contacting the Bishop’s Office or through the secretary of the Charity. All applications are held in strictest confidence.

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