Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Ministers

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 21st November 2001.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour/Co-operative, Stroud

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) non- stipendiary ministers there are in each diocese.

Photo of Stuart Bell Stuart Bell Second Church Estates Commissioner

This information is contained in Statistics of Licensed Ministers (GS Misc 638), a copy of which is in the House of Commons Library. For reference see the table.

Summary of licensed ministers in the dioceses, 2000 Provinces of Canterbury and York
Full-time stipendiary clergy Part-time stipendiary clergy Non-stipendiary ministers Ordained local ministers Readers
1 Bath and Wells C 239 5 38 335
2 Birmingham C 203 7 29 224
3 Blackburn Y 239 26 251
4 Bradford Y 116 8 10 134
5 Bristol C 142 3 27 6 192
6 Canterbury C 178 3 44 174
7 Carlisle Y 153 4 27 174
8 Chelmsford C 415 1 72 388
9 Chester Y 275 3 33 495
10 Chichester C 338 1 62 299
11 Coventry C 147 6 26 205
12 Derby C 185 38 274
13 Durham Y 239 3 22 168
14 Ely C 154 5 28 167
15 Exeter C 251 3 47 228
16 Gloucester C 159 1 37 10 241
17 Guildford C 201 4 46 21 203
18 Hereford C 115 4 23 4 99
19 Leicester C 166 6 34 216
20 Lichfield C 350 8 29 15 416
21 Lincoln C 226 1 30 21 199
22 Liverpool Y 252 3 24 8 367
23 London C 557 127 232
24 Manchester Y 296 7 37 46 270
25 Newcastle Y 146 2 30 4 147
26 Norwich C 201 7 26 29 305
27 Oxford C 440 3 168 32 398
28 Peterborough C 168 16 133
29 Portsmouth C 117 4 56 136
30 Ripon and Leeds Y 145 2 10 121
31 Rochester C 219 11 33 376
32 St. Albans C 276 7 94 274
33 St. Edms and Ipswich 154 5 29 46 230
34 Salisbury C 229 60 23 235
35 Sheffield Y 187 18 270
36 Sodor and Man Y 20 7 3 24
37 Southwark C 370 8 95 32 349
38 Southwell Y 170 3 52 0 313
39 Truro C 130 1 25 10 117
40 Wakefield Y 179 2 28 1 199
41 Winchester C 239 1 59 245
42 Worcester 151 1 23 139
43 York Y 275 5 27 303
44 Europe C 126 43
Totals Province of Canterbury (C) 6,846 106 1,421 243 7,072
Totals Province of York (Y) 2,692 42 351 68 3,236
Totals Church of England 9,538 148 1,772 311 10,308

Notes:

1. The above figures include only those ministers who were working within the diocesan framework as at 31 December 2000.

2. The Archbishop of Canterbury and ordained members of his staff at Lambeth are classed as extra-diocesan and are not included in these figures

3. The figures for Readers include Readers with Permission to Officiate and active Emeriti.

4. One part-timer works for both Bradford and Wakefield. He has been counted into the Bradford figure.

5. Ordained clergy in Europe are all counted as full-time as it has not been possible to split them this year.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.