Clergy payroll

Payroll Services (Clergy Team) pay a stipend to most clergy and licensed layworkers in parochial appointments. We don't employ the clergy, but we are responsible for making statutory deductions in respect of PAYE tax and National Insurance.


Please check if you have submitted your HLC annual return for the year ending 31 March 2020, you can check if your form has been submitted under submitted forms in MyView.  If you didn't submitted this form by Monday 12 October your HLC allowance will be suspended until you complete this form. While your allowance is suspended, you will pay more tax and national Insurance.  You should only submit this form if:

  • you received an email in June asking you to complete this form
  • you are currently paid on our payroll and are eligible for the HLC allowance

For more information see the Annual HLC Return page. If you need further clarification then please contact us.  Anyone who has joined the scheme in the current tax year should complete an HLC estimate form to receive an allowance, this can be found in the New Payee Pack at the bottom of this page.

The P60s and P11Ds for the year ending 5 April 2020 are now available on MyView, labelled 2019. Our Minister of Religion Tax Return page includes answers to common questions about these documents as well as notes and information to help you complete your tax return.  Unfortunately we can't produce paper documents while our staff are working from home, our office is in central London is closed.  Please visit the MyView page or get in touch if you need help to access these documents via MyView. 

If you are new to the payroll, or are rejoining after a gap, then please scroll down to find our New Payee Pack which you need to complete.

Covid-19 Update:

In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we have taken various steps to comply with government guidance, including asking our staff to work from home. As a result, we have had to make some changes so we can continue to operate our services effectively, whilst looking after the health and wellbeing of our people and all those we work with.

We will continue to pay your stipend as normal, but we won't be able to send paper pay documents or to receive forms or documents from you by post.

If you need to get in touch or have any pay related queries, please email us on [email protected] as our phone line is very limited. Please bear with us as it may take a little longer than usual for us to respond to your enquiry, but we will be very happy to help.

Your pay documents will only be available securely online via our ‘MyView’ portal. This will include your monthly pay statements, your P60 certificate and any P11D documents. We have been able to post the March stipend statements, but we won't be able to send future documents via post, or issue duplicates, until it is safe to return to the office.  Please ensure we have your up to date email address.

If you haven't used the MyView portal to access your pay documents, please take a look at our MyView Page which tells you how to log in.  To access MyView please click here.

To log in, you will need your Unique Reference Number, which is the five-digit number displayed on your pay statement. The instructions on the sign in page will help you to create a new password, or to reset your password if you have logged on before and can't remember it.

Finally, a reminder that there is regularly updated guidance for churches and some general information about the developing situation on the Church of England website, which you may find useful:

Thank you for your understanding.