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Regulations & policies

Regulations & policies

Hospital Chaplains

Advice for hospital chaplains concerning liaison with parishes, administration of the sacraments, ecumenical and interfaith cooperation, the college of healthcare chaplains, training and appointment processes.

Healing Ministry

Guidance on healing ministry, and sources of further support.


Legal implications for clergy of confidentiality in relation to pastoral support.

Working with members of religious communities

Advice to clergy and PCCs on forming good working relationships with members of religious communities who work in their parish.

Ecumenical Relations

Regulations concerning Christians of other denominations, and their relationship with Anglican churches.

Accredited Lay Ministers

Information about Accredited Lay Ministry, Deaconesses and Church Army Officers.

LLM21 Work agreement guidelines

Guidelines for writing a work agreement, part of the ministerial development review scheme for licensed lay ministers.

Self-supporting ministers

Guidelines to help develop this self-supporting ministry as an integral part of the diocesan team of clergy.

Curates in Training

Information for prospective training incumbents on expectations when undertaking the training of a curate.

Distinctive and transitional diaconate

Details of the distinctive and transitional diaconate, its character and role, and relationship to other ministries.

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