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Old 12-01-2008, 17:08
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Bit of a random question.. but what sort of salary does a vicar get? Just one of those things I was wondering..
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:11
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This might help

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1022833.stm

Curates: 14,680-15,820
Parish clergy: 16,420
Cathedral-based canons: 20,200
Junior bishops: 24,790
Diocesan bishops: 30,120
Archbishop of Canterbury: 55,660
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:16
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I thought they got paid in tea.
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:17
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1022833.stm

Curates: 14,680-15,820
Parish clergy: 16,420
Cathedral-based canons: 20,200
Junior bishops: 24,790
Diocesan bishops: 30,120
Archbishop of Canterbury: 55,660
Wow.. That's a lot more than I thought!
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:19
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If heaven was Nemisis at Alton Towers, Vicars would be in the Fast track queue jump line, going straight to the front as soon as they get in line.

They get paid in God's love!
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:19
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Wow.. That's a lot more than I thought!
Sixteen thousand a lot?? That's what a vicar earns which is what you asked. It's not a lot at all especially if you have a family. Remember Church Of England vicars are all graduates too. They do get some subsidies for telephone calls etc but it's very poor pay in my opinion.
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:22
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I've heard they don't pay tax. I'm not 100% certain though.

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Yes, vicars and priests pay tax and NIC in the same way as all other employees. The PAYE affairs of all CofE clergy are dealt with in one office (was in Cardiff in my day), but RC priests are employed by their parishes and paid locally, similarly with Methodist ministers.

They normally live rent free but a proportion of the value of the houses thye live in is chargeable to tax - they get some tax free on the grounds that Parish business is conducted from home. Clerical wear is tax deductable in the saem way that other employees who have to wear a uniform get tax relief.
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:26
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I've heard they don't pay tax. I'm not 100% certain though.
Vicars, etc, pay income tax, National Insurance and so on just like anyone else.
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:27
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Wow.. That's a lot more than I thought!
You're kidding right?
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Old 12-01-2008, 18:21
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When I was a kid I wanted to be a Vicar , purely as I thought they only worked on Sundays, the disappointments you have when you learn the truth as a child.
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Old 12-01-2008, 18:25
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I can't believe how little they get, especially if they have a family, although I suppose they generally get a house so that helps...although they wouldn't own a house at the end. Guess it has to be a vocation.

Actually I just noticed Candyangel that the article you posted is from 2000. Still, I doubt they've had a massive pay rise since then!

Last edited by alsmama : 12-01-2008 at 18:31. Reason: pay scale is 8 years old ...
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Old 12-01-2008, 18:29
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Wow.. That's a lot more than I thought!
Eh!? Vicars get paid peanuts!
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Old 12-01-2008, 18:41
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Old 12-01-2008, 20:34
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Bit of a random question.. but what sort of salary does a vicar get? Just one of those things I was wondering..
Google, simple really. The answer is 16,400
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Old 12-01-2008, 20:43
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Fortunately for them they do not have to survive on the weekly collections or rely on commision for conversations.
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Old 12-01-2008, 20:45
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what like the left footers you mean ?
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Old 12-01-2008, 20:47
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I doubt they're in it for the money?
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Old 12-01-2008, 20:50
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The catholics are in it for the money ,
Its founded on money making schemes their lot ,lol
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:00
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16K that's a lot for Father Dougal, but I can see Ted struggling.

No wonder that money was just 'resting' in his account
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:10
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I think that they can earn a bit extra for weddings, Funerals and Christenings etc
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:12
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lol....
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:18
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Vicars need to convert to Judaism,


Rabbis get about the same as plant breeders and junior MI5 officers, at between 20,001 and 30,000.
Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi

Pay: 100,000-110,000 including pension rights and other benefits

Congregation: 300,000 Jews in the UK although Reform Jews would not recognise Dr Sacks as their spiritual leader

Lifestyle: Sizeable courtesy home in St John's Wood, north-west London. Regularly mixes with the great and the good of the Jewish community.


Dr Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury designate.
Pay: annual stipend of 59,050

Congregation: 70 million Anglicans worldwide

Lifestyle: Three-bedroom flat in Lambeth Palace and a set of rooms at the Old Palace, Canterbury. Has a driver and stretch limo for official engagements

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor Archbishop of Westminster

Pay: 7,000 a year the same as a parish priest

Congregation: 4 million Catholics

Lifestyle: Not much money to spend but he gets a Victorian apartment, and nuns from the local convent help with cooking and other chores

Rev Nigel Collinson, Secretary of Conference of the Methodist Church

Pay: 15,044 the same as any Methodist minister plus a "responsibility allowance" worth 4,500

Congregation: 330,000 Methodists in UK

Lifestyle: Gets a car, expense account and a flat in Primrose Hill, London

Rev John Waller, Moderator of General Assembly of the United Reformed Church

Pay: Receives a minister's stipend of 17,508

Congregation: 250,000

Lifestyle: Unlikely to be a lavish entertainer. Lives in a home owned by the URC in London and currently pays no rent
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:28
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The catholics are in it for the money ,
Its founded on money making schemes their lot ,lol
The catholic Church is worth $15 BILLION in the US Alone.

And let's not even get to the mega ministries in the US where the pastors are worth millions.
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:31
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The catholic Church is worth $15 BILLION in the US Alone.

And let's not even get to the mega ministries in the US where the pastors are worth millions.
I went to the Vatican once. I was actually quite disgusted how elaborate and expensive the stuff they have in there is. But then I am biased because I'm not exactly the biggest fan of the Catholic Church.
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Old 12-01-2008, 21:32
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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Pay: 7,000 a year the same as a parish priest

Congregation: 4 million Catholics

Lifestyle: Not much money to spend but he gets a Victorian apartment, and nuns from the local convent help with cooking and other chores
He shouldn't even have the $7,000. the man should be in prison for protecting paedophiles. perverting the course of justice. revolting character. Not only that he's deeply homopobic.

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