Clergy Discipline Measure

In accordance with guidance issued by the Clergy Discipline Commission, penalties which are imposed by the Bishop following a complaint under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 are published here.

Currently there are no penalties to be published

Further information about the Clergy Discipline Measure may be found here.


  1. Penalties are published only after a finding of misconduct and where the person complained about has consented to the imposition of a penalty. No publication is made where a complaint is dismissed, or where the complaint is dealt with other than by the imposition of a penalty.
  2. Penalties are normally removed from this list after 5 years or, if the penalty is imposed for a shorter or longer period, when the penalty expires.
  3. Complaints which are dealt with by a tribunal are published on the Church of England website, here.