Clergy Conduct Measure: update February 2024

Following the publication of the report by the Clergy Conduct Measure Implementation Group, Under Authority Revisited, on 10 July 2023 the General Synod of the Church of England voted in favour of the first steps to legislate for a Clergy Conduct Measure which will replace the Clergy Discipline Measure  2003. The papers before General Synod were:

Proposals for complaints are to be allocated into three different tracks, depending on seriousness: “Grievance”, “Allegation of misconduct” and “Allegation of serious misconduct”. An update (“the Paper”) was circulated with the papers for the forthcoming Group of Sessions for the meeting at Church House on 23 to 27 February 2024, and is summarized below. Continue reading