Code of Practice and other guidance

The Clergy Discipline Commission has produced a Code of Practice, which is intended as a guide to the Measure and its disciplinary procedures. The Code includes cross-references to the relevant provisions in the Measure and to the procedural rules made under it.

Code of Practice (July 2022)


I have a complaint about misconduct by a member of the clergy – what can I do?

A complaint has been made about me – what happens now?

Guidance on Penalties (Revised March 2023)

Statutory Guidance (Revised March 2023)


Practice Directions

  1. Addressing the tribunal in relation to penalties
  2. Attendance on behalf of a bishop at a hearing in private
  3. Use of standard directions