Helpline: 0333 123 0021
Advice and support are key to the work of the branch. Whatever the issue, whatever your need - call the helpline and you’ll be directed to the best support for your situation, including use of our accredited representatives around the whole of the UK.
Legal updates on clergy employment rights can be found here.
The union works through campaigns and representation to deliver justice for those working in faith-based organisations. Current campaigns cover:
As a branch we campaign on issues selected by our members. The executive committee supports campaigns and enables the voice of faithworkers to shape the agenda of the wider trade union movement. It is elected by the members, and there is always room for new contributions. The current range of backgrounds includes Church of England, Society of Friends and Methodist Church who together seek to serve all members of the branch.
The branch recognises that different faiths and denominations will have different structures and work practices and therefore has a policy of looking to relate to these by means of workplace groupings. The first of these, established in 2012 is the Church of England Clergy Advocates (CECA). All Church of England clergy joining the union are entitled to be part of CECA. In 2015 the Associaton of Methodist Faith Workers was established. This is a group for all members of the branch who also work for the Methodist church, both ordained and lay. Both of these have their own constitutions and executive committees, whilst remainihg firmly part of the branch.
Contact us and forthcoming events
Branch Chair: Steven Saxby
Branch Secretary: Mike Bossingham
Branch Treasurer: Ruth Oates
Equalities Officer: Vacant
Regional Branch Organisers
The branch has agreed to appoint a number of Regional Branch Organisers who will work to develop membership and co-ordinate regional branch activities as follows:
East Midlands: Pete Hobson
London & Eastern (Beds, Herts, Cambs & Norfolk): Dean Henley
London & Eastern (London, Middx, Essex, Suffolk): Steven Saxby
North East, Yorks and Humber: Helen Harrell
North West: Vacant
Scotland, Ireland etc: Vacant
South East: Ruth Oates
South West: Colin Lunt
West Midlands: David Isiorho
Wales: Nicky Skipworth
Wales: Nicky Skipworth
Branch meeting 27th April, Bristol
Branch meeting 11th July, North London