People System

From May 2021 a new People System will hold people data for stipendiary clergy and other ministers.

The new People System for the Church of England is replacing MyView and is the system that holds the information that will be presented in the National Register of Clergy

The National Register of Clergy was published on the Church of England website in mid-May. It shows all clergy who hold a Bishop’s Licence or Permission to Officiate (PTO). It will not include contact information. As well as being the data source for the National Register, the People System will manage the payment of clergy stipends and hold the following information:

  • Your personal details – name, date of birth, Person Unique Number, and demographic diversity information.
  • Your contact information – phone number, email and correspondence address, and emergency contacts.
  • Your current assignment information – how you are currently engaged with the Church of England. This is the information that will appear on the National Register. Previous appointments will be added in time. 
  • Your personal identification documents such as your birth or marriage certificate
  • Your pay documentation – please note that existing pay documents will not be transferred from MyView to the new People System.

Your username was provided on your welcome email and this username should be entered as given to you in your welcome email. Please note your username is sensitive to characters including spaces, special characters, full stop and capitalisation. For example:

  • John Adam.Smith
  • John.Smith
  • John Adam Mark.Smith

Login to the People System

Important message

We are continuing to prepare the People System to manage the payroll, taking a cautious and methodical approach to ensure that the system can deliver the specific requirements for our clergy. We need to take the time to get this right, and so we wanted to let you know that we do not expect Payroll to move to the People System before November 2021.  

What does this mean for you?

For now and until further notice, please continue to use MyView for the following pay-related tasks:

  • To access your payslips, P60 and P11D forms. The deadline to download pay documents from MyView has been extended until at least November 2021, and we will give you plenty of notice of any change
  • To submit annual heating, lighting, cleaning (HLC) returns. The Clergy Pay team will be sending you a follow-up email if this applies to you
  • To make any changes to bank account details.
  • Pension payments are paid on a different payroll and therefore pension documents (including P60s) are not affected by this. If you have recently retired, you will still have pay-related documents on MyView from your stipendiary service which you may wish to download.

For all other changes to personal data, including your address or contact details, please continue to use the new People System.

Guides to using the new People System

Watch these short videos showing you how to use the new system to update your details and preferences.

Updating your details

Information someone else needs to verify and update on your behalf

If you find any information about how you are currently engaged with the Church – the information that will appear on the National Register – is incorrect, please contact your local Diocese so that this can be corrected. The National Register is updated daily so any changes made by someone with the relevant permissions within your diocese will appear online the following day. 

Information you can update

Changes to your personal information, such as your contact details for example, which won’t be visible on the National Register can be made by you by logging into the People System.

  • Your personal details 
  • Your contact information 
  • Your personal identification documents 


Who can I speak to if my information is incorrect?
Why do we need a new People System?
What is the National Register of Clergy?
Will the National Register include contact details or biographical information like those found in Crockford’s Clerical Directory?
Will the National Register replace my local Diocese’s directory or contact management system?
Who has been involved in the project?

Contact us

If you have any other questions about access the new People System, or questions about the National Register of Clergy, please email the team.