Sabbatical: Guidelines and Policy

The primary purpose of a sabbatical is to provide a three month period away from the pressures of everyday ministry in order to take time for rest and re-creation. This will include refreshment of prayer and spirituality, rest and recouperation and space for theological reflection.

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.

1 Sabbaticals – guidelines for clergy

2 Sabbaticals – how to apply

3 Sabbaticals – initial enquiry form

4 Sabbaticals – Application Form

5 Sabbaticals – reflections on your experience

6 2023 Sabbatical funding sources