Each user Guide has a direct link from a section within the revised Diocesan Protocols and you can find a list of topics covered in the index below (which provides direct links to the appropriate documents).
The User Guides provide short and simple messages about what is essential to properly care for our clergy. The material in the guides generally falls into one of two categories:
Guidance on what is good practice to be applied across the Diocese. If you can do better than this then that is excellent. If however your local resources are such that it would create great difficulties in applying the guidance, then your approach must be to raise this with your Archdeacon to seek to find a solution
The manner in which we MUST do certain things. Here there is no scope for doing things differently – but again if there are really insurmountable local problems then these must be raised with the Archdeacon to identify if an equally acceptable solution can be found.
The language used in the User Guides should make it quite clear what is ‘mandatory’ and what is good practice.
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