Retired Clergy

Retired clergy (whether formerly stipendiary or SSM) who live, or worship, in the Diocese of Bristol can now expect to have longer years of healthy retirement than ever before and many wish to continue in some form of active, post-retirement ministry. Many work successfully in ministerial roles in parishes, but the experience can be hit and miss and can sometimes lead to frustration and underutilisation of a valuable resource. These Guidelines are an attempt to put the relationships between retired clergy, parish clergy and the Diocese on a firmer foundation to the benefit of all.

Click here to download our guidelines for retired clergy


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