Retired clergy

Retired Clergy and Widows’ and Widowers’ Officers

Ministry in Retirement

Retired Clergy Association – Devon Branch

Church of England Pensions’ Board

St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, and Other Help

 

“I am enormously grateful to the retired clergy in the Exeter Diocese for all they continue to do in the service of God’s Kingdom.  Their time, skills and gifts contribute to the life and well-being of our Mission Communities, and I know that the wise and prayerful support of retired clergy can make all the difference to our licensed clergy.  I thank them for all they give to the ministry in the Diocese.” Bishop Robert

Retired Clergy and Widows’ and Widowers’ Officers

The diocese has appointed officers in each archdeaconry, who are themselves retired, under the leadership of the Archdeacon of Barnstaple, to offer support to retired clergy and clergy widows and widowers when required.  Briefly, their ministry offers welcome to those moving into the diocese and those newly retiring, to support the rural dean and local clergy in their primary pastoral ministry to the retired, and to be aware of the needs which may arise, and the help or support available.

Barnstaple Archdeaconry

Retired Clergy, and Widows & Widowers Officer
The Reverend Sarah Wood
lives in Braunton
Phone 01271 812730 Email Sarah

Exeter Archdeaconry

Most of Exeter Archdeaconry (the exception is Kenn Deanery) has separate officers for Retired Clergy and Widows and Widowers:

Retired Clergy officers:
Deanery of Aylesbeare
The Reverend Christopher Cant
Phone 01395 488178 Email Christopher

Deaneries of Cadbury and Christianity
The Reverends David & Jenny Francis
Phone 01363 776606 Email Jenny & David

Deaneries of Honiton and Ottery
Canon David Scrace
Phone 07970 864 019 Email David

Deanery of Kenn
Vacant

Deanery of Tiverton and Cullompton
Prebendary Christopher Rowley
Phone 01884 799011 Email Christopher

Clergy widows and widowers officers:
All Exeter Archdeaconry except Kenn Deanery:
The Reverend Tony & Mrs Pauline Mortimer
Phone 01395 271390 Email Tony & Pauline

Deanery of Kenn
Vacant

Plymouth Archdeaconry

The Reverend Ian Provost (to end December 2017)
Phone 01752 319528 Email Ian

The Reverend Alison Spreadbridge (from January 2018)
Phone 07979 013 559 or 01752 491503 Email Alison

Totnes Archdeaconry

Deaneries of Moreton, Newton Abbot & Ipplepen
Prebendary John Good
Phone 01626 873181 Email John

Deaneries of Okehampton, Totnes, & Woodleigh
The Reverend George Day
Phone 01364 643912 Email George

Deanery of Torbay
The Reverend Charles Doidge
Phone 01803 690548 Email Charles

Ministry in Retirement

For information about Permission to Officiate, Safeguarding, Fees payable to Retired Clergy for Occasional Offices, Cathedral Chaplaincy, and Continuing Ministerial Development: Ministry in Retirement

The Archdeacons have issued guidelines for retired clergy who are asked to conduct funeral services: Guidance for Clergy and Funeral Directors about retired Church of England clergy taking funerals (July 2017)

Retired Clergy Association – Devon Branch

Devon RCA is open and inclusive: retired stipendiary and self-supporting clergy of all denominations are welcome – you need not be a member of the national Retired Clergy Association.  We meet most months on (usually) 2nd Tuesday at 10.30.am for Holy Communion, refreshments and a speaker.  There is a ‘Quiet Day’ in May, and also two social events during the year, the ‘Epiphany Lunch’ in January, and ‘Summer Drinks’ in July.

At National Level: President, The Bishop of Exeter

Chairman, Bishop Ian Brackley

Secretary & Treasurer, The Reverend David Phypers

Phone 01332 239134 Email Davidwww.rcacoe.org

Devon Retired Clergy Association

Branch Chairman, Bishop Oliver Simon

Branch Secretary, Prebendary Peter Rapsey

Phone 01363 774068 Email Peter

Exeter and Truro Dioceses Representative on national RCA Council

The Reverend David Lewis

Phone 01884 829212 Email David

Committee members

Canon Rosemary Enever, Canon Michael Hall, Canon Tim Newcombe, Venerable John Rawlings (Treasurer).

Registered members without email are sent information by post usually two or three times a year.  Those with email get reminders and updates.   We meet the cost by asking for a subscription of only £5 per year, irrespective of whether someone is a life-member of the national RCA or not.  New members are always very welcome!

Devon RCA Programme of meetings: The Programme for 2018 is still being compiled and will be posted shortly.

Church of England Pensions’ Board

For Correspondence: 29 Great Smith St, Westminster, London   SW1P 3PS

For Pensions: Phone 020 7898 1802 Email.

For Housing: Phone 020 7898 1824 Email.

Housing Maintenance (for Pensions Board rented homes only)

The current Contractor is ‘Sanctuary Maintenance’

For gas boilers: 0800 288 9289, For general house maintenance: 0800 916 1413

Gracey Court (Church of England Pensions Board supported housing)

The Manager welcomes enquiries from retired clergy or widows or widowers, and can offer further information or arrange a visit.

Gracey Court, Woodlands Road, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3GA, Phone 01392 462574

St Luke’s Healthcare and other help

Retired clergy and their spouses are eligible for help from St Luke’s. The following document also provides information on charities and advice or grant-giving bodies. They are not listed in any particular order: Sources of help.

 

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