What happens if I am ill?
Although you are not employed, you are normally entitled
(because you pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions) to
receive Statutory Sick Pay if you are ill. Under this Scheme, we
are responsible for paying the first 28 weeks of Statutory Sick
Pay. If you become ill and can not carry out your duties, you can
therefore claim sick pay provided the illness lasts for at least 4
consecutive days (including Saturdays, Sundays and Public
If you become ill, it is important that you make a formal claim.
To do so, please complete and return via your diocesan office the
self-certificate form SC2 (available from the right hand side of
the screen) to tell us the dates of your absence and the nature of
your illness. If you are unable to work for more than a week, you
must then send us a doctor's medical cerificate.
During the period of illness we shall continue to pay you under
the direction of your funding body (i.e. the diocesan board of
finance). If you are ill for longer than 28 weeks, or if for any
reason you are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, we shall write
to you with further advice.