Ministerial Stipends 2022
At its meeting on 6 August, Synod Standing Committee approved the recommendations made by Stipends Committee, with increases to be confirmed at its December 2021 meeting.
Ministerial Stipends 2021
In 2020, due to the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Synod Standing Committee determined that no increase to the minimum ministerial stipend and allowances be applied for the period 1 January 2021 – 30 June 2021. An increase of 1.25% at 1 July 2021 was suggested, but was to be confirmed in the first half of 2021.
After reviewing a range of economic data and much deliberation, Stipends Committee recommended an increase to the minimum ministerial stipend of 1.3% for the period 1 July – 31 December 2021. No changes to allowances were recommended. The basis of this recommendation is that the underlying inflation rate for the twelve months ended December 2020 was 1.3%, that is, the cost of living increased by 1.3%.
At its meeting on 9 April 2021 the Synod Standing Committee approved an increase of 1.3% to the minimum ministerial stipend which will apply from 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Ministerial Stipends and Conditions Handbook 2021 (415 kb PDF)