Stipends and Lay Employment Rates

The Methodist Conference approved a standard stipend of £25,524 for the year commencing 1 September 2020.  The proposed stipend from 1st September 2021 is £25,824. The recommended basis of the annual increase will be the average of the increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Average Weekly Earnings Index (AWEI).

Superintendent's/Synod Secretary's Allowance

Superintendent       10% of standard stipend

The 5% Synod Secretary allowance has been discontinued with effect from 1/9/2016 for new appointments. Existing post holders will continue to receive it until their term ceases.

Details of all allowances can be found in this year's Connexional Allowances Committee Conference report. See Conference Reports.


Lay Employees

In accordance with Conference resolutions, hourly rates paid to all lay employees should be at least the Living Wage rates.

Hourly rates of £9.50 per hour (previously £9.00) in all regions (including Scotland) and £10.85 per hour (previously £10.55) in London.  These rates should be implemented no later than 1st April 2021.

Information on current lay employee rates can be found in the Lay Employment Resource - see section 7 Pay and Pensions.

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