Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee

The Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee (RACSC) is a Committee of the Archbishops' Council. It advises the Archbishops' Council and the House of Bishops on a strategy for ministry, with particular reference to the remuneration and conditions of service of those in authorised ministry. The Committee meets four times a year. RACSC works closely with the Ministry Council, the RACSC Chair being a member of the Ministry Council.

  • Develop policy relating to pensions in collaboration with the Church of England Pensions and the Church Commissioners.

  • Promote in partnership with dioceses, clear conditions of work.

  • Advise the Archbishops' Council and dioceses about pay to stipendiary ministers.

  • Make recommendations about the parochial fees.

  • Advise on sector and chaplaincy ministries.

Governance and structure

The Archbishops' Council is a senior decision-making body. It delegates responsibility for policy development clergy terms and conditions of service delivery to the Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee. The Committee is made up of clergy people, lay people, senior clergy. Committee members are required to declare any private, professional or commercial interests that might conceivably conflict with the interests of the Committee.


RACSC Members


+Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth


Two General Synod members elected by the General Synod

The Revd Shaun Morris (Lichfield), Vicar of Hanford and Associate Minister of Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent.

Canon Carol Wolstenholme, OBE (Newcastle).

Four members appointed by the Appointments Committee

Revd Samantha Rushton

Ven Dr Michael Gilbertson

Revd Eleanor Robertshaw

Mark Emerton

One member nominated by the Pensions Board subject to confirmation by the Appointments Committee

Canon David Froude (Bristol) Chair of the Pensions Board's Audit and Risk Committee.


Two people elected by and from the membership of the Inter-Diocesan Finance Forum

Nigel Spraggins Diocesan Secretary Southwell & Notts

Susan Pope Diocesan Secretary St Albans

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