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New in post: Arriving and settling in

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Key contacts and area structures

The Area Dean will normally be the first point of reference for most day-to-day matters and also for the arrangements of the Induction/Collation/Licensing. Your Area Director of Training and Development is also an excellent resource and will be able to assist with most other queries.

Initial training requirements

All new incumbents are also expected to complete the following four courses within the first two years in post.

Finance

Once you have been appointed to your new post, you can claim for the removal grant using this form. More information on the grants is below, and additional financial support details are in the Clergy Terms of Service.

Removal Grant

You will need to obtain three removal quotes and you will be reimbursed the lowest of the three, regardless of which one you choose. Please note that unless three quotes are obtained and submitted with your claim, the request for your Removal Grant will not be authorised.

Resettlement Grant

You can claim up to £2,428 under the Resettlement Grant. This goes towards purchasing furniture, white goods, curtains, carpets etc. You request the grant before the money is spent but you must provide an itemised list and approximate costs of what the grant is to be spent on. No receipts need to be provided.

First Appointment Grant*

You can also claim up to £2,428 under the First Appointment Grant. It is for use in buying clerical clothing, office equipment (including computers), office furniture, theological books etc. You can request the grant before the money is spent but you must provide an itemised list and approximate costs of what the grant is paying for. No receipts need to be provided.

*Please note that you can only claim for the First Appointment Grant twice during the course of your Ministry. The first time when you are ordained. The second time when you are taking up your first incumbency post, or a post of incumbent status (Priest in Charge, Minister in Charge, Curate in Charge or Chaplain).

Additional resources

More information about how the Diocese and its teams work can be found by following the links below.

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