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)

Code of Practice on Return to Ministry (November 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