Clergy discipline

In 2003 the Church of England amended the law relating to ecclesiastical discipline and introduced a statutory framework and a formal process of clergy discipline for serious misconduct.

A summary with all the relevant legislation guidance and forms can be accessed on the national Church of England website

In accordance with guidance issued by the Clergy Discipline Commission under section 3(3)(b) of the Clergy Discipline Measure and paragraph 263 of the Code of Practice, a Register of Penalties imposed by the Diocesan and Area Bishops in cases where there has been no Tribunal is kept by the Diocesan Registrar. This can be accessed upon application to the Diocesan Registry:

Records of Tribunal decisions can be accessed on the Church of England website.

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