Sabbatical: Guidelines and Policy

The prime purpose of a sabbatical is to provide a three month period away from the pressures of everyday ministry in order to take time for personal study and development. Such development should be seen in the widest context, including some or all of: acquiring new knowledge and experience, honing existing skills, and refreshment in prayer and spirituality.

The documents below set out the Diocese of Exeter policy regarding sabbaticals & and explains the Diocese’s recommended principles for making effective use of such time. There is also a link to Grant funding source that can be applied to for sabbaticals.

Diocesan Sabbaticals Policy

Diocesan Sabbaticals Proposal Form

2023 Sabbatical funding sources