Extended Study Leave
Under the Diocese of St Albans Scheme, Stipendiary clergy are entitled to take an Extended Study Leave every ten years providing that:
- They have been ordained for more than ten years
- They have been in their present post for at least three years
- They are not within five years of retirement
The Ministry Development Officer writes on behalf of the Bishop to invite eligible clergy to take the Study Leave. The Study Leave may be taken within a three year slot, so, for example, those invited to take Study Leave in 2015 can take it in 2015, 2016 or 2017. After that it lapses unless special permission is sought.
If you would like to find out more about Extended Study Leave please look at the Guidelines, or contact the Ministry Development Office.