Clergy Retirement

Clergy who are approaching retirement and/or who choose to spend their retirement in the Diocese of Leicester are supported through diocesan officers in various ways.

The main diocesan contact is Andy Wessel (Bishop’s Officer for Retired Clergy, Widows & Dependents Association), who is happy to be contacted by retired or soon-to-be retired clergy.

There are many different paths to take for those who would like to continue in fellowship, support, vocation and development in their retirement.

For those retiring into the Diocese of Leicester from elsewhere, there is a summary of information about the diocese which you can download here.

For those who are retiring having previously been in the Diocese of Leicester, download the ‘Retirement within the Diocese of Leicester’ document here, which has some helpful information.

Retired clergy are still entitled to apply for Continuing Ministry Development grants (up to £160.00 per year) and are very much welcome at most CMD events.  

The Dioceses of Derby, Southwell & Nottingham, Lincoln and Leicester in conjunction with
The Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement Council are holding a

Coming up to Retirement Course 
Wednesday 2 March 2022,  10am – 1.30pm via zoom
This course, facilitated by Helen Humphries covers topics such as pensions, housing and financial advice. Before booking you must contact your archdeacon to confirm they are happy for you to attend and that your fee/s will be met.  Please return this form when completed to Marietta Forman at the following email, copying in Claire Stapleton -

There is also an active Retired Clergy, Widows & Dependents Association, which offers a range of opportunities for fellowship and support.

For more details, please contact the Bishop’s Officer for the RCWDA, Mr Anthony Wessel (T: 01455 822 404

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