- 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, 39% 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for clergy is £22,874
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 721. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
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 £10,902, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,290
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, 721 people are employed in the region.