Briefing on the Proposed Clergy Conduct Measure
11 July 2021: This paper examines proposals for a new Clergy Conduct Measure. The initial proposals are set out in a paper to the Church of England’s General Synod (report GS 2219), which suggests replacing the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 with a new Measure that would introduce a distinction between “allegations of misconduct”, which would be handled centrally, and “complaints”, which would be handled locally.
The Jill Saward Organisation has prepared this briefing because it is concerned that the limited information currently available about the proposed new Measure is silent on some of the fundamental issues of concern in the existing Clergy Discipline Measure. This briefing is offered to aid members of General Synod as they consider the proposals.