Clergy

Members of the clergy provide spiritual motivation and guidance, conduct worship according to the form of service of a particular faith/denomination and perform related functions associated with religious beliefs and practices.

Tasks

  • Undertakes administration and social duties as required.
  • Provides pastoral care to members of the congregation in their homes and in hospitals and counsels those in need of spiritual or moral guidance.
  • Performs marriages, funerals, baptisms and other special religious rites.
  • Provides and arranges the provision of religious instruction to congregation members.
  • Interprets doctrines and instructs intending clergy members in religious principles and practices.
  • Prepares and delivers sermons and talks and leads congregation in worship.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 45% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£22,874

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for clergy is £22,874

974 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 974. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for clergy roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £22,874 per year. That is about £1,906 per month or £11.73 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,366, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,790

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 974 people are employed in the region.

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