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Stipends payments

THE SYNOD gave final approval to the Draft Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure, under which the clergy’s guaranteed annuities will now go into the general pot for redistribution to the needier dioceses.

There was little debate, though the Archdeacon of Berkshire , the Ven. Norman Russell, asked that a cumulative annual figure for the real level of inter-diocesan support should be published with the annual figures, so that parishes would know what the levels were.

Stewart Darlow (Chester) suggested that mutual support had scarcely begun. James Cheeseman (Rochester) described the setting up of trusts outside the control of PCCs as “a dangerous development”; and the Archdeacon of Horsham, the Ven. Roger Combes, called for an apology from the Church Commissioners for taking away what had been guaranteed as little as 30 years ago.

The Measure was approved by all three Houses: Bishops 32-1; Clergy 94-8; and Laity 138-13.

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