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.


The P60s and P11Ds for the year ending 5 April 2021 are available on MyView, labelled 2020. They are only available until 31 July so please download or print them straight away (to download them you need to print them as a PDF, for more info see the MyView User Guide).  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 have received a tax code notification from the HMRC dated 2nd June, please ignore this, it is an error and will not be applied to your pay. We are working with the HMRC to ensure you receive the correct tax code shortly.

The final deadline for the 2020 Annual HLC Return has now passed.  If you have missed the deadline then you will need to make any adjustments via your tax return for that year.  We will be able to reinstate your allowance when you complete the next Annual HLC Return.  We will contact clergy who need to complete an Annual HLC Return for the year ending 31 March 2021 when it is available, this is likely to be in July.  You can see previously submitted returns in your MyView account.

Do we have your up to date email address? Log in to your MyView account to check the email address we hold for you. Please see our FAQs for details on how to update your email address.

The 2021 fees table is available here.

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.