Facing a Pastoral Vacancy


When a minister leaves; Guidance for a pastoral vacancy.

This document explores what churches should consider as they approach the departure of a minister. It focusses on three phases - enabling a minister to leave well; enabling the church to function without that minister; starting to think about the appointment of another minister.


Ministerial remuneration guidance.

This document sets out the principles behind the various elements that make up the costs of appointing a minister including stipend, housing, pension provision and other expenses. Variations for part-time ministers are also explored.  


Ministerial remuneration spreadsheet.

This spreadsheet provides a tool to calculate an estimate of the cost of appointing a minister, with variable fields to account for whether a minister is part- or full-time, or whether they live in a manse or not.