Clergy Resources

NEW STATE LAW effective January 1, 2020 — Registration of Clergy to Solemnize a Wedding

UPDATE: June 26, 2020 — Letter from Marriage Bureau

Additional forms and resources for clergy

The Clergy Focus

an eNewsletter from Bishop Brown to all Delaware clergy.

Serving in Delaware
Whether you are active or retired, we welcome your interest in serving in one of our congregations, schools, or related ministries. We would like to get to know you and learn more about your interests in ministry. Delaware is a good place for clergy to work and serve. Clergy wellness is vitally important to us. We care for our clergy and seek to provide an affirming place to work. Regular clergy gatherings promote a spirit of collegiality among our ordained leadership. The size of the diocese affords ample opportunity for participation in leadership roles and easy access to the Bishop and staff. We are always looking for creative, healthy, responsible clergy. If you are such a person, you will find Delaware an attractive place to live and work. Contact our diocesan transition officer, the Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick, for additional information. Please continue to visit our website and the websites of our congregations.
Active Clergy Guide
2020 Active Clergy Guide FINAL 07 28 2020020.doc
This PDF document reviews clergy cash compensation and benefits as well as guidelines for supply clergy. It also includes updates IRS mileage rate included in Appendix B.
Supplement to Active Clergy Guide
[PDF Document] For contractual and part-time clergy, this 13-page PDF document offers definitions of part-time, consultative, active, assisting, and retired clergy.
Forms for Clergy
A repository of online forms for clergy in the Episcopal Church in Delaware.
2018 License Renewal Report – deacons, priests, or bishops who are canonically resident in a diocese other than Delaware, and have completed the requirements to be licensed to serve in Delaware, must complete a license renewal report annually. [check back soon as more online reports will be added here]
Bishop's Consent to the Solemnization of a Remarriage

Click here to view the guidelines for clergy.