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Stipendiary Clergy


Car Loan Scheme
Please note that the Commissioners' Assets Committee has closed the car loan scheme to new business in 2015. Alternative provision is now available from Churches Mutual Credit Union (CMCU) (www.cmcu.org.uk).

Dependant Child Allowance Form 2018
For stipendiary clergy, the 2018 Diocesan Budget approved by Diocesan Synod in October 2017 provides for a Dependant Child Allowance of £325.00 per child.  The Dependant Child Allowance Form 2018 can be downloaded here.

HLC Scheme
Under arrangements agreed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) parochial clergy may receive part of their stipend paid free of tax and National Insurance in reimbursement of heating, lighting, cleaning and garden upkeep (HLC) costs. For further details, please visit the HLC Scheme section of the Church of England website.

Weddings and funerals:
The table of fees and and guidance for Ministers in respect of funeral collections, Volantary Ministers and payment of fees to the Diocese can be found on the page:  Fees - Weddings and Funerals.

Clergy expenses
Stipends are paid to clergy on the basis that parochial expenses are reimbursed in full.  If, therefore, clergy do not claim all their expenses, or their expenses are not fully reimbursed, they are receiving less than their full stipend.  PCCs should be committed to reimbursing clergy expenses in full.

The Church of England booklet "Parochial Expenses Guide" gives guidance to both clergy and PCC treasurers about the reimbursement of expenses.