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The importance of a priest's stipend

I was recently asked a question by my accountant. “Can you put down what your salary is please?” I thought about explaining that priests don’t get a salary – but I didn’t. It was easier just to go along with the practicality of the question. But it set me thinking. The modern Church of England seems more and more like a business. That’s another article perhaps, but there a measurements of almost everything. Talk of successes and failures of initiatives, The clergy are subject to ‘performance standard assessments’ – even if they are called by a (slightly) different name. Priests don’t get a salary. They get a stipend instead. That still means an amount of money arriving in the bank every mont

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