Clergy wellbeing

Group at ordinations
Group at ordinations
Health and well-being are impacted by a range of factors, and while no organisation can ensure a perfect working environment, Manchester Diocese is committed to doing all we can to support and resource the clergy entrusted to us, both stipendiary and self-supporting.

We take clergy well-being extremely seriously and want to be as supportive and helpful as we can. Since 2014, clergy have been invited to respond to an annual well-being survey as a way of helping the bishop and his leadership team to monitor what is going well and the issues clergy face which we may be able to address. We encourage clergy to take their full holiday entitlement and days off, and have undertaken work around claiming and being reimbursed for expenses. 

Occupational Health visits can be arranged for clergy who are sick, and confidential counselling is available through the Inter-Diocesan Counselling Service.




The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House, 
90 Deansgate, 
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400